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Sensors 2009, 9(6), 4286-4308; doi:10.3390/s90604286

An Overview of the Use of the SimSphere Soil Vegetation Atmosphere Transfer (SVAT) Model for the Study of Land-Atmosphere Interactions

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University of Bristol, Department of Earth Sciences, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, BS8 1RJ, Bristol, UK
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Pennsylvania State University Department of Meteorology, University Park, PA 16802, USA
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King’s College London, Department of Geography, London, WC2R 2LS, UK
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Received: 21 April 2009 / Revised: 26 May 2009 / Accepted: 1 June 2009 / Published: 3 June 2009
(This article belongs to the Section Remote Sensors)
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Abstract

Soil Vegetation Atmosphere Transfer (SVAT) models consist of deterministic mathematical representations of the physical processes involved between the land surface and the atmosphere and of their interactions, at time-steps acceptable for the study of land surface processes. The present article provides a comprehensive and systematic review of one such SVAT model suitable for use in mesoscale or boundary layer studies, originally developed by [1]. This model, which has evolved significantly both architecturally and functionally since its foundation, has been widely applied in over thirty interdisciplinary science investigations, and it is currently used as a learning resource for students in a number of educational institutes globally. The present review is also regarded as very timely, since a variation of a method using this specific SVAT model along with satellite observations is currently being considered in a scheme being developed for the operational retrieval of soil surface moisture by the US National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS), in a series of satellites that are due to be launched from 2016 onwards. View Full-Text
Keywords: land surface simulation process models; Soil Vegetation Atmosphere Transfer (SVAT) models; SimSphere model overview land surface simulation process models; Soil Vegetation Atmosphere Transfer (SVAT) models; SimSphere model overview
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Petropoulos, G.; Carlson, T.N.; Wooster, M.J. An Overview of the Use of the SimSphere Soil Vegetation Atmosphere Transfer (SVAT) Model for the Study of Land-Atmosphere Interactions. Sensors 2009, 9, 4286-4308.

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