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HESS | Articles | Volume 24, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 3431–3450, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-3431-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 3431–3450, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-3431-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 07 Jul 2020

Research article | 07 Jul 2020

Assimilation of vegetation optical depth retrievals from passive microwave radiometry

Sujay V. Kumar et al.

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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.
Vegetation optical depth (VOD) is a byproduct of the soil moisture retrieval from passive...
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