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Another area where better estimates of future model states could happen is soil moisture. During non-precipitation periods, the soil moisture has a tendency to be similar or slightly less than the day before. This persistence is used within ESP. A better soil moisture estimate is needed because of the land-atmosphere connection. Soil moisture is a critical component in the hydrologic cycle and has important influences on long-term climate trends as well as on temperature and precipitation patterns.