SMOS reprocessed Sea Surface Wind Speed dataset is now available

01 Jun 2022

Wind Radii for Hurricane Katia as sensed by SMOS on 6 September 2011.

Wind Radii for Hurricane Katia as sensed by SMOS on 6 September 2011.

Credits IFREMER/ESA

 

The entire SMOS L1B archive has been reprocessed with the latest version of the Sea Surface Wind Speed processor V300 which was deployed into the SMOS wind near real time service in August 2021.

With this reprocessing campaign executed by IFREMER a consistent set of level 2 swath based wind, level 3 daily map wind and level 4 Tropical Cyclone Wind Radii Fixes are now available from the SMOS dissemination service.

For more information about data format and data quality please consult the read me first note

The data product documentation: Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) and Product Description Document (PDD) are available on the SMOS data web page