DOI: 10.1029/2004jd005745
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Abstract: [1] While it has been shown that soil moisture data assimilation techniques can be used to constrain land surface model predictions with remotely sensed soil moisture observations to provide optimal climate model surface and root zone soil moisture initialization, a good understanding and quantification of both model and observation error are required. In this paper we therefore evaluate the catchment-based land surface model (CLSM) and scanning multichannel microwave radiometer (SMMR) soil moisture estimatio…

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