Articles | Volume 14, issue 12
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 7309–7328, 2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 7309–7328, 2021

Development and technical paper 30 Nov 2021

Development and technical paper | 30 Nov 2021

Performance analysis of regional AquaCrop (v6.1) biomass and surface soil moisture simulations using satellite and in situ observations

Shannon de Roos et al.

Data sets

An updated treatment of soil texture and associated hydraulic properties in a global land modeling system Gabriëlle J. M. De Lannoy, Randal D. Koster, Rolf H. Reichle, Sarith P. P. Mahanama, and Qing Liu

MERRA- 2 tavg1_2d_slv_Nx: 2d,1-Hourly,Time-Averaged,Single-Level,Assimilation,Single-Level Diagnostics V5.12.4 ( Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO)

MERRA-2 tavg1_2d_lnd_Nx: 2d,1-Hourly,Time-Averaged,Single-Level,Assimilation,Land Surface Diagnostics V5.12.4 ( Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO)

Harmonized World Soil Database v 1.2 FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC

CORINE land cover (CLC) 2012 Copernicus Land Monitoring Service

Dry matter productivity 1km product version 2 Copernicus Global Land Service

Surface soil moisture Copernicus Global Land Service

SMAP Enhanced L2 Radiometer Half-Orbit 9 km EASE-Grid Soil Moisture, Version 4 ( P. E. O'Neill, S. Chan, E. G. Njoku, T. Jackson, R. Bindlish, and J. Chaubell

International Soil Moisture Network GEWEX/CEOS/GCOS-TOPC/GEO/GTN-H

CCI soil moisture assessment with smos soil moisture and in situ data under different environmental conditions and spatial scales in Spain Á. González-Zamora, N. Sánchez, M.Pablos, and J. Martínez-Fernández

In situ soil moisture observations for the CAL/VAL of SMOS: the SMOSMANIA network Jean-Christophe Calvet, Noureddine Fritz, Francis Froissard, David Suquia, Alain Petitpa, and Bruno Piguet

A Network of Terrestrial Environmental Observatories in Germany Steffen Zacharias, Heye Bogena, Luis Samaniego, Matthias Mauder, Roland Fuß, Thomas Pütz, Mark Frenzel, Mike Schwank, Cornelia Baessler, Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, Oliver Bens, Erik Borg, Achim Brauer, Peter Dietrich, Irena Hajnsek, Gerhard Helle, Ralf Kiese, Harald Kunstmann, Stefan Klotz, Jean Charles Munch, Hans Papen, Eckart Priesack, Hans Peter Schmid, Rainer Steinbrecher, Ulrike Rosenbaum, Georg Teutsch, and Harry Vereecken

HOBE: The Danish hydrological observatory Karsten H. Jensen and Jens Christian Refsgaard

Global Map of Irrigation Areas version 5 Stefan Siebert, Verena Henrich, Karen Frenken and Jacob Burke

Model code and software

source code and datasets for gmd-2021-98 Shannon de Roos, Gabriëlle De Lannoy, and Dirk Raes

Short summary
A spatially distributed version of the field-scale crop model AquaCrop v6.1 was developed for applications at various spatial scales. Multi-year 1 km simulations over central Europe were evaluated against biomass and surface soil moisture products derived from optical and microwave satellite missions, as well as in situ observations of soil moisture. The regional version of the AquaCrop model provides a suitable setup for subsequent satellite-based data assimilation.