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.

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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.