Alexander Löw Dear Colleagues I regret to have to tell you a very sad piece of information. One of our colleagues, Alex Löw tragically died in a car accident last week end. He had been with us since the inception of the Cal Val activities for SMOS and has always been very supportive of the passive microwave soil moisture approach. More important he was a very good scientist and...

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New salinity products are available at CATDS! Dear CATDS user, New salinity products are available at CATDS. A new correction for systematic errors (land-sea and seasonal-latitudinal ) has been implemented in CATDS CPDC and in CATDS CEC LOCEAN. Concerning CATDS CPDC, a RE05 reprocessing of ocean salinity is available from January 2010 to March 2017; the operational processing...

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NEW SMOS L4 products available on CATDS Dear SMOS DATA USER We have released a few products related to land surfaces non CATDS (see here) Products related to soil moisture and climate/ extreme events (see Al Bitar et al) namely: 1) L4_Root_Zone_ Soil_Moisture -- a 1 m deep root zone soil moisture on SMOS grid for the period starting in January 2010 2) L4_Agricultural_Drought_Index - a drought index derived...

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NEW DEADLINE to be noted In case you missed the first announcement, this is to inform you that the abstract submission deadline for the 4th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop (19-20 September 2017) and the CCI Soil Moisture User Workshop (18 September 2017) has been postponed to May 15th 2017. The two meetings will take place at Vienna University of Technology, Austria. For...

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Postdoctoral Researcher: Satellite-Based Data Assimilation... We are searching for an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher with experience in land surface modeling and/or data assimilation to implement advanced modules into an existing global land surface data assimilation system. You will be part of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Division Soil and Water Management, at the KU Leuven (Belgium), working under the...

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Alexander Löw

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Dear ColleaguesAlex-loew

I regret to have to tell you a very sad piece of information. One of our colleagues, Alex Löw tragically died in a car accident last week end. He had been with us since the inception of the Cal Val activities for SMOS and has always been very supportive of the passive microwave soil moisture approach. More important he was a very good scientist and we all enjoyed and gained by discussing science with him. He was also very pleasant man, always positive and smiling, never the last to have some fun and never taking himself too seriously. In short a very easy going but serious and enthusiastic colleague. I will for sure miss him a lot.

My deepest sympathy goes to his wife and children

New salinity products are available at CATDS!

Category : CATDS, L3, L4, Ocean

Dear CATDS user,

New salinity products are available at CATDS. A new correction for systematic errors (land-sea and seasonal-latitudinal ) has been implemented in CATDS CPDC and in CATDS CEC LOCEAN.

Concerning CATDS CPDC, a RE05 reprocessing of ocean salinity is available from January 2010 to March 2017; the operational processing has been updated accordingly. Binned maps at usual spatial and temporal resolution are available. The SMOS SSS corrected for systematic errors are in MIR_CSQ3 files; non corrected SMOS SSS remain available in MIR_CSF3 files. The corrected product is limited to 45N-47S, the correction remaining uncertain at higher latitudes. A new ATBD is available at http://www.catds.fr/Resources/Documentation.
You can download this product from the usual ftp site : ftp://ext-catds-cpdc:catds2010@ftp.ifremer.fr/Ocean_products/

Concerning CATDS CEC-LOCEAN, 9-day and 18-day products sampled at 25km resolution are provided every 4 days. They cover all latitudes from January 2010 to December 2016 (see further description in the documentation at http://www.catds.fr/Products/Available-products-from-CEC-OS/L3-Debiased-Locean-v2).
A validation of these products has been presented at EGU (see poster at http://www.catds.fr/Resources/Documentation).
You can download this product from the usual ftp site : ftp://ext-catds-cecos-locean:catds2010@ftp.ifremer.fr/Ocean_products/

Best regards

The CATDS Team

NEW SMOS L4 products available on CATDS

Category : Non classé

Dear SMOS DATA USER
We have released a few products related to land surfaces non CATDS (see here)
Products related to soil moisture and climate/ extreme events (see Al Bitar et al) namely:
1) L4_Root_Zone_ Soil_Moisture — a 1 m deep root zone soil moisture on SMOS grid for the period starting in January 2010
2) L4_Agricultural_Drought_Index – a drought index derived from 1 for the same period
Two products linked to making a long time series of soil moisture using SMOS data as a reference.
They were produced with AMSR-2 (and encompasses AMSR-2 life time) and directly match the SMOS L3 data giving almost 15 years of surface soil moisture. We will extend the temporal series in the  near future
3) L4_AMRS-E_SMOS_Soil_Moisture_using_Neural_Networks (Rodriguez Fernandez et al)
4) L4_AMRS-E_SMOS_Soil_Moisture_using_Multi-linear_Regression (Al-Yaari et al)
And finally a roughness map derived from SMOS DATA (Parrens et al)
5) L4_Surface_Roughness_map
Enjoy and do not hesitate to send us your feed back

NEW DEADLINE to be noted

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In case you missed the first announcement, this is to inform you that the abstract submission deadline for the 4th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop (19-20 September 2017) and the CCI Soil Moisture User Workshop (18 September 2017) has been postponed to May 15th 2017.

The two meetings will take place at Vienna University of Technology, Austria.
For more info see
http://smw.geo.tuwien.ac.at/

The abstract submission deadline is 15 May 2017.

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