Global soil moisture storage capacity at 0.5° resolution for geoscientific modelling
Abstract. Soil moisture storage capacity (SMSC) links the atmosphere and terrestrial ecosystems, which is required as spatial parameters for geoscientific models. However, there are currently no available common datasets of the SMSC on a global scale, especially for hydrological models since conventional evapotranspiration-derived estimates cannot represent the extra storage capacity for the lateral flow and runoff generation. Here, we produce a dataset of the SMSC parameter for global hydrological models. Joint parameter calibration of three commonly used monthly water balance models provides the labels for a deep residual network. The global SMSC is constructed based on the deep residual network at 0.5° resolution by integrating 15 types of meteorological forcings, underlying surface properties, and runoff data. SMSC products are validated with the spatial distribution against root zone depth datasets and validated in the simulation efficiency on global grids and typical catchments from different climatic regions. We provide the global SMSC parameter dataset as a benchmark for geoscientific modelling by users.
Global soil moisture storage capacity at 0.5° resolution for geoscientific modelling https://zenodo.org/record/5598405
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