Articles | Volume 24, issue 7
Research article
07 Jul 2020
Research article |  | 07 Jul 2020

Assimilation of vegetation optical depth retrievals from passive microwave radiometry

Sujay V. Kumar, Thomas R. Holmes, Rajat Bindlish, Richard de Jeu, and Christa Peters-Lidard

Model code and software

Land information system ( S. Kumar

Short summary
Vegetation optical depth (VOD) is a byproduct of the soil moisture retrieval from passive microwave instruments. This study demonstrates that VOD information can be utilized for improving land surface water budget and carbon conditions through data assimilation.