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SMOS Auxiliary Data

31 Mar 2021

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
Current Processor Version:
318

PROCESSING LEVEL

multiple , level 1 , level 2

HOW TO ACCESS THIS DATA

Users can freely access the collection using the below links and will be requested to login (new users shall register) to ESA EO Sign In to download the products. ESA internal users can use their ESAAD account.

The products are available for download via the ESA SMOS dedicated dissemination service and catalogue

Includes latest version (baseline) of L1, L2 OPER and REPR science data, Light BUFR and Soil Moisture NRT products, higher level and AUX products - all accessible via both HTTP and FTP.

For further information about the EO Sign In Service you can visit TellUS

Should you need support please contact EOHelp

APPLICABLE TERMS & CONDITIONS

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

READ T&C

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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