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DATA

Discover and download the Earth observation data you need from the broad catalogue of missions the European Space Agency operate and support.

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    SMOS - CryoSat L4 Sea Ice Thickness

    The SMOS-CryoSat merged Sea Ice Thickness Level 4 product, in NetCDF format, is based on estimates from both the MIRAS and the SIRAL instruments, with a significant reduction in the relative uncertainty for the thickness of the thin ice. A weekly averaged product is generated every day by the Alfred Wegener Institut (AWI), by merging the weekly AWI CryoSat-2 sea ice product and the daily SMOS sea ice thickness retrieval. All grids are projected onto the 25 km EASE2 Grid, based on a polar aspect spherical Lambert azimuthal equal-area projection. The grid dimension is 5400 x 5400 km, equal to a 432 x 432 grid centered on the geographic Pole. Coverage is limited to the October-April (winter) period for the Northern Hemisphere, due to the melting season, from year 2010 onwards.

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    SMOS Soil Freeze and Thaw State

    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.

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    SMOS L3 Sea Ice Thickness

    The SMOS Level 3 Sea Ice Thickness product, in NetCDF format, provides daily estimations of SMOS-retrieved sea ice thickness (and its uncertainty) at the edge of the Arctic Ocean during the October-April (winter) season, from year 2010 onwards. The sea ice thickness is retrieved from the SMOS L1C product, up to a depth of approximately 0.5-1 m, depending on the ice temperature and salinity. Daily maps, projected on polar stereographic grid of 12.5 km, are generated by the Alfred Wegener Institut (AWI). This product is complementary with sea ice thickness measurements from ESA's CryoSat and Copernicus Sentinel-3 missions.

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