- Update for the SMOS Near Real ...
Update for the SMOS Near Real Time Sea Surface Wind Speed Processor configuration
05 Dec 2023
An updated configuration of the SMOS Near Real Time Sea Surface Wind Speed Processor was deployed at the IFREMER and ESA operational ground segment on 4th December 2023. Products generated with this new configuration have the version number 305.
As explained in the Readme First Note, this update improves the solar flux used in the sun glint correction. Previously, daily 10.7 cm fluxes measured at the Penticton observatory (as provided in the NOAA/USAF RSGA reports) were used to estimate the L-band flux for the glint calculation. With this update, the solar flux is obtained from SMOS measurements itself at L-band with a latency of one day.