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  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    ERS-1/2 ATSR Averaged Surface Temperature [AT1/AT2_AR__2P]

    The Averaged Surface Temperature Product (AST) contains averaged geophysical data at two different resolutions, and with respect to two different averaging schemes: measurement data sets at resolutions of 0.5 by 0.5 degrees and 10 by 10 arcmin with respect to a latitude/longitude grid; other data sets contain data averaged over equal area cells of 50 by 50 km and 17 by 17 km aligned with the satellite ground track. Both top-of-atmosphere and surface data sets are provided. The surface temperature data sets provide, for sea cells, nadir and dual view sea surface temperatures, and for land cells, land surface temperature (currently 11 micron BT) and NDVI. Cloud data is also included. No ADS are included in the AST product; auxiliary data is contained within the MDS. The data sets of the AST product are arranged by surface type and resolution. The 3rd reprocessing of ATSR data was performed in 2013; the processing updates that have been put in place and the scientific improvements are outlined in full in the User Summary Note for the Third ERS ATSR Reprocessing.

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    ERS PRARE Precise Orbit Product (ERS.ORB.POD/ERS.ORB/PRC)

    The precise orbit results from a data reduction process in which all available tracking data (Single-Lens Reflex, radar altimeter crossovers, PRARE range and Doppler data) and most accurate correction, transformation and dynamical models are taken into account and in which high level numerical procedures are applied. These orbits are "optimal" achievable representations of the real orbital motion under the circumstances of tracking situation and the "state of the art" model situation. The precise orbit product for the ERS satellites are the satellite ephemeris (position and velocity vector) including time tag, given in a well-defined reference frame, together with the nominal satellite attitude information and a radial orbit correction. Several orbit solutions are currently distributed: A new set of ORB POD (Precise Orbit Determination - REAPER v2) computed with the most updated model standards for the complete ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission. A previous set of ORB POD (REAPER v1) data already available on the ESA dissemination site since 2014, covering the ERS-1 full mission and the ERS-2 mission up to July 2003. ORB PRC which is the original Precise Orbit dataset computed during the ERS mission operations for ERS-1 and ERS-2. In the new POD dataset (REAPER v2) for the ERS-1 and ERS-2 missions, two different orbit solutions are provided together with the combined solution to be used for processing of the radar altimeter measurements and the determination of geodetic/geophysical products: those computed by DEOS (Delft Institute of Earth Observation and Space Systems), and those generated by ESOC (European Space Operations Centre) using different software (GEODYN and NAPEOS respectively). Careful evaluation of the various solutions of REAPER v2 has shown that the DEOS solution for both ERS-1 and ERS-2 has the best performance and is recommended to be used as reference. See the ERS Orbit Validation Report. For the previous version of the POD data set (REAPER v1), with ERS-2 mission data only up to 2003, three different orbit solutions together with the combined solution are available. These precise orbits for ERS-1 and ERS-2 have been computed at DEOS, ESOC, and GFZ (Deutschen GeoForschungsZentrums) using different software and different altimeter databases. Combined solutions have been created using three individual solutions for each satellite. All orbits were derived using consistent models in the same LPOD2005 terrestrial reference frame. These new orbit solutions show notable improvement with respect to DGME04 orbits (Scharroo and Visser, 1998). Thus, RMS crossover differences of new orbits improved by 4-9 mm. Careful evaluation of the various solutions has shown that the combined solution for both ERS-1 and ERS-2 has the best performance. All POD orbit files (REAPER v1/v2) are available in SP3c format.

  • Campaign

    Campaign

    TerraSARSIM

    The current mission design envisages flying two separate radars on separate platforms

  • Campaign

    Campaign

    CoSMOS 2006

    Coastal Current front

  • News - Data Release news

    News - Data Release news

    New reprocessing of datasets celebrates 30 years of ERS

    For each surface, the experts will use our current knowledge acquired over 30 years of experience, to improve the ERS altimetric and ra...

  • Tools - Processing, Visualisation

    Tools - Processing, Visualisation

    SMOS Toolbox

    Visualisation functionalities have been upgraded, the current version of the SMOS Toolbox is able to display SMOS Level 1C and Level 2 ...

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Special event for 10th anniversary of SMOS

    Synergies with current and future EO missions The symposium is open to scientists and engineers interested in exploring the capabilities...

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    Heritage data still widely used today

    Current satellite missions collect data with high frequency, with some able to systematically revisit the same location in the same geo...

  • Tools - Processing

    Tools - Processing

    PolSARpro

    The current version of PolSARpro is 6

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    A stroll through Heritage Missions

    In the current digital era, this confirms ESA’s commitment to maintain heritage data and keep information available, in support of envi...

  • News - Announcement of Opportunity

    News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Closed ESA announcement of opportunities

    Find out about closed ESA announcement of opportunities and what these opportunities involved, for historical reference.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Quality Reports Advanced Search Portal takes off

    The system by default will show the reports for the current month, but the user can easily choose a different type of visualisation, on...

  • Event - Workshop

    Event - Workshop

    IDEAS+ Cal/Val Workshop 7

    Regular workshops are held every nine months with the whole IDEAS+ Task 3-Cal/Val team in order to review the status of current activit...

  • Event - Workshop

    Event - Workshop

    Coastal and Marine Applications of SAR Workshop 2003

    The second in the Coastal and Marine Applications of SAR Workshop series covered a range of topics on applications of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) in coastal and marine environments.

  • Event - Conference

    Event - Conference

    2nd SMOS Science Conference

    The objectives of the 2nd SMOS Science Conference were: To provide the SMOS science communities with an update on past, current and fut...

  • Event - Meeting

    Event - Meeting

    World Ocean Circulation User Consultation Meeting 2019

    The World Ocean Circulation User Consultation Meeting took place on 21 and 22 February 2019 with the aim to prepare a roadmap for new initiatives on ocean circulation research and applications.

  • Event - Workshop

    Event - Workshop

    2nd Space for Hydrology Workshop

    The workshop assessed the current stage of knowledge and activities in space-based hydrological observations and to exchange knowledge ...

  • Event - Workshop

    Event - Workshop

    Understanding the Carbon and Water Cycles using SMOS Data and Models

    To review the current advances on SMOS observations, products and capacity to improve the characterisation of the land surface processes...

  • Event - Workshop

    Event - Workshop

    The 6th SMOS Science Workshop

    to analyse achieved results and potential improvements; overall to stimulate co-ordination among current projects and initiatives.

  • Event - Workshop

    Event - Workshop

    SEASAR 2012

    Ocean current retrievals and applications Wave retrievals and applications Sea ice retrievals and applications Oil spill and ship detect...