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A new debiased Seas surface Salinity map from LOCEAN New info from Jacqueline Boutin! A new version (version 3) of debiased SMOS SSS L3 maps generated by the LOCEAN CATDS expertise center is available at CATDS. This third version of Level 3 SMOS SSS corrected from systematic biases uses an improved ‘de-biasing’ technique: with respect to version 2, the adjustment of the long term mean SMOS SSS in very dynamical...


SMOS and south-India applications at Toulouse Space... Every two years, Toulouse becomes during the "Toulouse Space Show" the "space to be"  when concerned with space economy. Now in its' 6th edition the TSS proved to be a great forum for discussion around the evolution or the revolution in Earth Observation. One round table concerned the Space Climate Observatory (SCO) a leading initiative to create an international observatory...


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Category : CATDS, L2, L3

I am very pleased to announce that the new SMOS-IC soil moisture product is now available as a science product on the CATDS:

The SMOS INRA-CESBIO (SMOS-IC) algorithm was designed by INRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique) and CESBIO (Centre d’Etudes Spatiales de la BIOsphère) to perform global retrievals of SM and L-VOD using some simplifications with respect to the Level 2 ESA algorithm. The SMOS-IC algorithm and dataset is described in Fernandez-Moran et al. (2017). SMOS -IC was designed on the same basis as the level 2 SM algorithm, i.e., L-MEB (Wigneron et al, 2007). However, one of the main goals of the SMOS-IC product is to be as independent as possible from auxiliary data so as to be more robust and less impacted by potential uncertainties in the afore mentioned auxiliary data sets. It also differs from the SMOS Level 2 product in the treatment of retrievals over regions with a heterogeneous land cover (partially forested areas). Specifically, SMOS-IC does not account for corrections associated with the antenna pattern and the complex SMOS viewing angle geometry. It considers pixels as homogeneous.

The current version is 105 and it is provided in the 25km EASEv2 grid, as netcdf format. SMOS IC is a scientific product delivered by the CATDS, i.e. meaning it is not updated on a daily basis as an operational product for the time being.

We re looking forward to receiving your feed back as we intend to make it an operational product soon.

We will soon deploy the companion  SMOS-IC VOD (vegetation Optical Depth) product as well as a corresponding Level 3 for both SM and VOD obtained with SMOS-IC

Also Note that very soon we will deploy another new product (yes), i.e., SMOS brightness temperature in polar projection

Happy New Year!!

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The SMOS team wishes you all a very Happy New Yearsmoslow

We hope it will bring you happiness, good health, lost of successes and plenty of SMOS data!

L Band continuation workshop update

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Just a few words to say that the L band continuation workshop is now well over. We are preparing some documents and most notably a white paper. We will also put on this blog a post summarising the main findings…


L band continuation workshop for the last day (Pic by A. Al Bitar)

This last week several of us attended also the ESA/ECMWF workshop at ECMWF, complementing usefully the findings of the previous week.

So stay tuned!

L band Continuation Workshop Day 2

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