SMOS Auxiliary Data

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Description

The Level 2 ECMWF SMOS Auxiliary data product, openly available to all users, contains ECMWF data on the ISEA 4-9 DGG corresponding to SMOS half-orbit. It is used by both the ocean salinity and soil moisture operational processors to store the geophysical parameters from ECMWF forecasts.

Access to other SMOS Level 1 and Level 2 "dynamic" and "static" auxiliary datasets is restricted to Cal/Val users.

The detailed content of the SMOS Auxiliary Data Files (ADF) is described in the Products Specification documents available in the Resources section below.

Details

DATA SET SPECIFICATIONS

Spatial coverage: 
90 N, -90 S, -180 W, 180 E
Temporal coverage:
2010-06-01 - present
Date of launch:
2009-11-02
Operators:
ESA
Mission status:
Ongoing
Orbit height:
758 km
Orbit type:
Sun-synchronous
Swath width:
1000 km

PROCESSING LEVEL

multiple , level 1 , level 2

APPLICABLE TERMS & CONDITIONS

Utilisation of this data is subject to ESA's Earth Observation Terms and Conditions

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RESOURCES

SMOS Level 1 and Auxiliary Data Products Specification
Product Specifications
SMOS Level 2 and Auxiliary Data Products Specification
Product Specifications
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