Articles | Volume 25, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4209–4229, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-4209-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4209–4229, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-4209-2021

Research article 30 Jul 2021

Research article | 30 Jul 2021

Comprehensive evaluation of satellite-based and reanalysis soil moisture products using in situ observations over China

Xiaolu Ling et al.

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Soil moisture (SM) plays a critical role in the water and energy cycles of the Earth system, for which a long-term SM product with high quality is urgently needed. In situ observations are generally treated as the true value to systematically evaluate five SM products, including one remote sensing product and four reanalysis data sets during 1981–2013. This long-term intercomparison study provides clues for SM product enhancement and further hydrological applications.