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Volume 19, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 389-407, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-389-2015
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 389-407, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-389-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 21 Jan 2015

Research article | 21 Jan 2015

ERA-Interim/Land: a global land surface reanalysis data set

G. Balsamo et al.
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ERA-Interim/Land is a global land surface reanalysis covering the period 1979–2010. It describes the evolution of soil moisture, soil temperature and snowpack. ERA-Interim/Land includes a number of parameterization improvements in the land surface scheme with respect to the original ERA-Interim and a precipitation bias correction based on GPCP. A selection of verification results show the added value in representing the terrestrial water cycle and its main land surface storages and fluxes.
ERA-Interim/Land is a global land surface reanalysis covering the period 1979–2010. It...
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