Articles | Volume 22, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4605–4619, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-4605-2018

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

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4605–4619, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-4605-2018

Research article 03 Sep 2018

Research article | 03 Sep 2018

Joint assimilation of soil moisture retrieved from multiple passive microwave frequencies increases robustness of soil moisture state estimation

Anouk I. Gevaert et al.

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We assimilated three satellite soil moisture retrievals based on different microwave frequencies into a hydrological model. Two sets of experiments were performed, first assimilating the retrievals individually and then assimilating each set of two retrievals jointly. Overall, assimilation improved agreement between model and field-measured soil moisture. Joint assimilation resulted in model performance similar to or better than assimilating either retrieval individually.