This Study is led by Jean-Christophe Calvet from Météo-France.
The main CCI ECVs used in this Study are Land Cover, Land Surface Temperature, Soil Moisture, and Snow.
It is estimated that this Study will run from September 2023 until August 2024.
The Study will assimilate CCI Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) in the ISBA land surface model of Meteo-France and CCI soil moisture and land surface temperature products are used as a benchmark to compare simulations with and without SWE assimilation. This comparison is repeated twice, with and without using CCI land cover maps.
Results and conclusions
Results and conclusions will be provided once the Study is complete.