Articles | Volume 25, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 17–40, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-17-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 17–40, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-17-2021

Research article 04 Jan 2021

Research article | 04 Jan 2021

Evaluation of 18 satellite- and model-based soil moisture products using in situ measurements from 826 sensors

Hylke E. Beck et al.

Data sets

GLDAS Noah Land Surface Model L4 3 hourly 0.25 x 0.25 degree V2.1 H. Beaudoing and M. Rodell https://doi.org/10.5067/E7TYRXPJKWOQ

GPM IMERG Late Precipitation L3 Half Hourly 0.1 degree x 0.1 degree V06 G. J. Huffman, E. F. Stocker, D. T. Bolvin, E. J. Nelkin, and J. Tan https://doi.org/10.5067/GPM/IMERG/3B-HH-L/06

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Short summary
We evaluated the largest and most diverse set of surface soil moisture products ever evaluated in a single study. We found pronounced differences in performance among individual products and product groups. Our results provide guidance to choose the most suitable product for a particular application.