Articles | Volume 21, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2509–2530, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-2509-2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2509–2530, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-2509-2017

Research article 16 May 2017

Research article | 16 May 2017

Evaluation of a cosmic-ray neutron sensor network for improved land surface model prediction

Roland Baatz et al.

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Soil moisture is a major variable that affects regional climate, weather and hydrologic processes on the Earth's surface. In this study, real-world data of a network of cosmic-ray sensors were assimilated into a regional land surface model to improve model states and soil hydraulic parameters. The results show the potential of these networks for improving model states and parameters. It is suggested to widen the number of observed variables and to increase the number of estimated parameters.