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Jeffrey D. Massey, W. James Steenburgh, Sebastian W. Hoch, and Derek D. Jensen

–Nevada border are annotated for reference. In SM-Albedo, we also reduced the saturation vapor pressure over the playa because the very high salinity of the playa has a strong impact on the evaporation rate and LE, but this effect is not parameterized in the Noah LSM. Salinity reduces the osmotic potential at the soil surface and increases the resistance to water vapor diffusion as a result of the occasional formation of a salt crust ( Fujimaki et al. 2006 ). The complex parameterizations that capture these

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Jeffrey D. Massey, W. James Steenburgh, Jason C. Knievel, and William Y. Y. Cheng

-surface soil moisture estimates from spaceborne microwave remote sensing platforms (e.g., Jackson et al. 2010 ; Kerr et al. 2010 ). Such platforms include the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission (SMOS; Kerr et al. 2010 ), Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for Earth Observing System (AMSR–E), and the Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT). Although satellite soil moisture retrieval algorithms have improved in recent years, their coarse spatial resolution (>10–30 km) and large discrepancies with in situ

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