Articles | Volume 21, issue 4
Research article
24 Apr 2017
Research article |  | 24 Apr 2017

Evaluation of soil moisture in CMIP5 simulations over the contiguous United States using in situ and satellite observations

Shanshui Yuan and Steven M. Quiring


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (27 Feb 2017) by Sabine Attinger
AR by Shanshui Yuan on behalf of the Authors (01 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (02 Apr 2017) by Sabine Attinger
Short summary
This study has significant practical implications because soil moisture from ESMs can be used for operational drought monitoring, calibrating/validating satellites and documenting how soil moisture influences the climate system on seasonal to interannual timescales. This article shows the spatial and temporal patterns of biases of simulated soil moisture. This could help better develop the models and provide better predictions of future soil-moisture-related climatic events.