Jacques Stum

Pierre Thibaut

CLS Space Oceanography Division
Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS)
Space Oceanography Division
8-10 rue Hermès
F- 31526 Ramonville, France
Tel: 33-(0)561 39 47 80; Fax: 33-(0)561 75 10 14
(e-mail: thibaut@cls.cnes.fr; stum@cls.cnes.fr)

Jacques Stum received a "Thèse de troisième cycle" in Atmospheric Physics in 1985, from the Université Blaise Pascal (Clermont-Ferrand, France). In 1985, he joined the Groupement pour le Développement de la Télédétection Aérospatiale (GDTA), as a software engineer, to specify the production software of the ERS-1 microwave radiometer (level 1.5) and altimeter (level 2). In 1990, he joined the CLS Space Oceanography Division where he is in charge of altimeter and microwave radiometer software specification for different altimetric missions (TOPEX/POSEIDON, ERS-2, ENVISAT, JASON-1). He also works on in-flight product verification and data validation, with a special interest for microwave radiometer measurements.

Stum, J., 1994 : A Comparison between TOPEX Microwave Radiometer, ERS-1 Microwave Radiometer, and European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting derived wet tropospheric corrections, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 99, No C12, 24927-24939

Stum, J., 1998 : A comparison of the brightness temperatures and water vapor path delays measured by the TOPEX, ERS-1 and ERS-2 microwave radiometers, J. Atmos. Oceanic Technology, Vol. 15, No. 4, 987-

Pierre Thibaut received in 1994 a Ph.D. in Electronic and Signal Processing from the " Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse ", France. The field of research was the synthetic aperture radiometer and the interferometric signal processing. His thesis has been done in collaboration with the " Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales "  in Toulouse and Matra Marconi Space Toulouse. In 1996, he joined the CLS Space Oceanography Division and is now in charge of the analysis of the instrumental features of the POSEIDON altimeter. He is also involved in the definition of the ground processing of the JASON altimeter data (instrumental processing, calibration algorithm ....).
Thibaut, P., Kerr, Y.H., Le Stradic, B., Magnan, J.C., Avignon, M., Castanie, F., " Generation of a high resolution microwave brightness temperature map for assessing aperture synthesis radiometer performances ". Proc of IGARSS'90 Washington, USA, May 1990.

Puechmorel, S. and Thibaut, P., " Noise behaviour in the modified Fourier Transform for interferometric data inversion ", ICASSP'94, Adelaide, Australia.

Thibaut, P., Castanie, F., " Antenna Phase error of an aperture synthesis radiometer and consequences on the resulting images ", Proc of EUSIPCO-94, Sept 1994, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND.

Thibaut, P., Kerr, Y.H., " Application of aperture synthesis in passive microwave remote sensing from space ". Proc. of Int. Union of Radio Science, Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA, May 1990.

Role of CLS in the SMOS mission:

CLS role in the SMOS project would be, first, to help refine the science requirements for SSS data and, in particular:

CLS could then contribute to the specification of geophysical data processing algorithms over ocean, based on the results of the previous studies and knowledge of interferometric radiometry.