SMOS Soil Freeze and Thaw State

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Description

The SMOS Level 3 Freeze and Thaw (F/T) product provides daily information on the soil state in the Northern Hemisphere based on SMOS observations and associated ancillary data.

Daily products, in NetCDF format, are generated by the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) and are available from 2010 onwards.

The processing algorithm makes use of gridded Level 3 brightness temperatures provided by CATDS.

The data is provided in the Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grid (EASE2-Grid), at 25 km x 25 km resolution.

For an optimal exploitation of this dataset, please refer to the Resources section below to access Product Specifications, read-me-first notes, etc.

Details

DATA SET SPECIFICATIONS

Spatial coverage: 
85 N, 0 S, -180 W, 180 E
Temporal coverage:
2010-07-01 - 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:
201
Wavelengths:
L-Band (19.4 - 76.9 cm)

PROCESSING LEVEL

level 3

APPLICABLE TERMS & CONDITIONS

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

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RESOURCES

SMOS Level 3 Soil F/T Service at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)
External Resources
SMOS Level 3 Soil F/T Products Description Document
Product Specifications
Read-me-first note for the release of SMOS Level 3 Soil F/T data products
Release Note
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