Bias reduction in short records of satellite soil moisture

  title={Bias reduction in short records of satellite soil moisture},
  author={Rolf H. Reichle and Randal D. Koster},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
Although surface soil moisture data from different sources (satellite retrievals, ground measurements, and land model integrations of observed meteorological forcing data) have been shown to contain consistent and useful information in their seasonal cycle and anomaly signals, they typically exhibit very different mean values and variability. These biases pose a severe obstacle to exploiting the useful information contained in satellite retrievals through data assimilation. A simple method of… 

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