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  • Mission - Earth Explorers

    Mission - Earth Explorers

    SMOS

    The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission is dedicated to making global observations of soil moisture over land and salinity over oceans

  • Data - Other

    Data - Other

    EO Sign In registration

    Learn how to register an EO Sign In account, which is required to access some data and submit proposals for data.

  • Data - Other

    Data - Other

    Data registration and proposals profile

    Access your profile to see your requested data products or registrations and proposals you have submitted. An active EO Sign In account is required.

  • Mission - Heritage Missions

    Mission - Heritage Missions

    ERS

    The ERS programme was composed of two missions, ERS-1 and ERS-2, which together observed the Earth for 20 years, from 1991 to 2011.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    New SMOS infographic

    Learn more about the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission in our latest infographic

  • Tools - Other

    Tools - Other

    Polar TEP

    The Polar Thematic Exploitation Platform enables access, processing, uploading, visualisation, manipulation and comparison of data over the polar regions.

  • Document - General Reference, Product Handbook

    Document - General Reference, Product Handbook

    SMOS Multimedia Book

    Learn more about ESA's SMOS mission in the interactive SMOS Multimedia Book.

  • Instrument - Spectrometers/Radiometers

    Instrument - Spectrometers/Radiometers

    ATSR

    The Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR) on board ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission consisted of two instruments, an Infra-Red Radiometer and a Microwave Sounder.

  • Instrument - Imaging Radars, Scatterometers

    Instrument - Imaging Radars, Scatterometers

    SAR (ERS)

    The Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) instrument aboard ERS-1 and ERS-2 was capable of high precision change detection of surface heights.

  • Instrument - Spectrometers/Radiometers

    Instrument - Spectrometers/Radiometers

    MWR (ERS)

    The microwave radiometer (MWR) instrument on board the ERS-1 and ERS-2 missions provided measurements of the integrated atmospheric water vapour column and cloud liquid water content.

  • Instrument - Scatterometers

    Instrument - Scatterometers

    WS

    The Wind Scatterometer (WS) instrument, on board the ERS-1 and ERS-2 missions, obtained information on wind speed and direction over the sea surface.

  • Document - Product Document

    Document - Product Document

    SMOS-level-2-Soil-Moisture-NRT-V200-release-note.pdf

    Read-me-first note for the release of the SMOS Level 2 Soil Moisture Near Real Time Neural Network (L2-SM-NRT-NN) data product version 200

  • Document - Product Document

    Document - Product Document

    SMOS-Level-2-Ocean-Salinity-v662-release-note.pdf

    This note summarises the quality and major features of the SMOS Level 2 Sea Surface Salinity data products generated by version 662 of the Level 2OS Operational Processor (L2OS).

  • Document - Product Document

    Document - Product Document

    SMOS-NRT-Product-Format.pdf

    This document describes the format of the SMOS NRTP products, and is intended for NRT product users.

  • Document - Product Document

    Document - Product Document

    SMOS-NRT-BUFR-Specification.pdf

    This document provides the BUFR specification for the Level 1c SMOS NRT products.

  • Document - Product Document

    Document - Product Document

    Read-me-first-note-for-the-release-of-the-SMOS-Level-1-data-products

    This note summarises the quality of the SMOS Level 1 data products generated by the version 620 of the Level 1 Operational Processor (L1OP) and by the version 620 of the Near Real Time (NRT) Processor which have been in operation from 5 May 2015.

  • Document - Product Document

    Document - Product Document

    SMOS-L1c-Data-Processing-Models.pdf

    The main purpose of this document is to provide a detailed definition of the processes and algorithms contained in the L1b to L1c processing module.

  • Document - Product Document

    Document - Product Document

    SMOS-L1a-Data-Processing-Models.pdf

    The main purpose of this document is to provide a detailed definition of the processes and algorithms contained in the Error Correction Module within the SMOS Level 1 Processor. This module is the first entry point to the processor, and is tasked with applying all the calibration procedures to the measured data (using ground and in-flight calibration).

  • Document - Product Document

    Document - Product Document

    SMOS-L1-Aux-Data-Product-Specification.pdf

    This document is based mainly in the Level 1 Processor Prototype‟s SMOS and auxiliary product format documents

  • Instrument - Altimeters

    Instrument - Altimeters

    RA (ERS)

    The Radar Altimeter (RA) was a Ku-band (13.8 GHz) nadir-pointing active microwave sensor, on board ERS-1 and ERS-2 missions, designed to measure echoes from ocean and ice surfaces.