Articles | Volume 22, issue 6
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3515–3532, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-3515-2018

Special issue: Integration of Earth observations and models for global water...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3515–3532, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-3515-2018
Research article
28 Jun 2018
Research article | 28 Jun 2018

ERA-5 and ERA-Interim driven ISBA land surface model simulations: which one performs better?

Clement Albergel et al.

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ECMWF recently released the first 7-year segment of its latest atmospheric reanalysis: ERA-5 (2010–2016). ERA-5 has important changes relative to ERA-Interim including higher spatial and temporal resolutions as well as a more recent model and data assimilation system. ERA-5 is foreseen to replace ERA-Interim reanalysis. One of the main goals of this study is to assess whether ERA-5 can enhance the simulation performances with respect to ERA-Interim when it is used to force a land surface model.