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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2015-2033, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-2015-2017
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13 Apr 2017
The effect of satellite-derived surface soil moisture and leaf area index land data assimilation on streamflow simulations over France
David Fairbairn et al.

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This study assesses the impact on river discharge simulations over France of assimilating ASCAT-derived surface soil moisture (SSM) and leaf area index (LAI) observations into the ISBA land surface model. Wintertime LAI has a notable impact on river discharge. SSM assimilation degrades river discharge simulations. This is caused by limitations in the simplified versions of the Kalman filter and ISBA model used in this study. Implementing an observation operator for ASCAT is needed.
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