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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...

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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 observation...

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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 uncertaint...

News

Discover the latest news on the European Space Agency's Earth Observation activities. Learn all about new data availability and how ESA's missions are performing.

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New Earth Online Newsletter

Stay up to date with the latest news in our newsletter.

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Mission continuity

Long-term availability of Earth observation data from a given instrument is crucial to many data users and their research—but just how does it work?

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operational news

Updated Precise Orbit data (POD) for the full ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission available

The Precise Orbit files (ERS.ORB.POD) for the entire ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission periods have been reprocessed with up-to-date standards.

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SMOS joins forces with top weather forecasting system

Measurements from SMOS mission are being integrated into ECMWF's forecasting system, allowing for accurate description of water content in soil.

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New potential for tracking severe storms

SMOS is helping to accurately forecast and track extreme weather.

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scientific highlights

Mapping salty waters

The length and precision with which climate scientists can track the salinity, or saltiness, of the oceans is set to improve dramatically.

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Missions

Explore the European Space Agency's Earth Observation satellite missions. Learn all about ESA's dedicated Earth Explorers or collaborations with other agencies through the Third Party Missions programme.

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SMOS

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

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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.

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Events

Learn about upcoming Earth observation conferences, workshops and training courses that the European Space Agency organise or support. Discover the results of past events, which may provide useful reference or material for your work.

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IGARSS 2019

World-class scientists, engineers and educators in geoscience and remote sensing gathered in Yokohama, Japan, for the 39th annual IGARSS symposium.

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IDEAS+ Cal/Val Workshop 7

The 7th IDEAS+ Cal/Val Workshop took place on 4 and 5 June 2019 and it was hosted at the Wageningen University and Research (WUR) in The Netherlands.

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Living Planet Symposium 2019

ESA's Living Planet Symposia are amongst the biggest Earth observation conferences in the world. The events see scientists present their latest findings on Earth's environment and climate.

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EGU General Assembly 2019

The European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly 2019 took place in Vienna from 7 - 12 April 2019.

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TOOLS & TOOLBOXES

Find the tools you need to visualise, analyse and process the European Space Agency's Earth observation data.

TOOLS - visualisation

SMOS Global Mapping Tool

The SMOS Global Mapping Tool (GMT) is useful for plotting the SMOS data into a single global geographical map. Read more

ACTIVITIES

Find the activities you need.

ACTIVITY - quality

SCIRoCCo

The SCIRoCCo project is an interdisciplinary cooperation of scatterometry experts aimed at promoting the continuing exploitation of ESA's unique 20 years' worth of ERS Scatterometer data. Read more

INSTRUMENTS

Explore the many instruments the European Space Agency use to observe the Earth. ESA offer data from a wide range of optical, radar, atmospheric, altimetric and gravimetric instrumentation.

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RA (ERS-2)

The RA on ERS-2 was a Ku-band nadir-pointing active microwave sensor designed to measure echoes from ocean and ice surfaces.

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MIRAS

The MIRAS instrument is a passive microwave 2-D interferometric radiometer onboard the SMOS satellite.

Campaigns

Learn about the ground-based, ship-borne, balloon-borne, and airborne campaigns and small satellite field experiments that validate orbiting ESA EO satellites and support future mission development.

DOMEX-3

DOMEX-3

The DOMEX-3 experiment is the follow on of two previous experiments called DOMEX-1 and DOMEX-2 which were successfully conducted at Concordia base, Antarctica

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DOMEx-2

DOMEx-2

The DOMEx-2 campaign is part of the calibration and validation activities of the SMOS mission, which is mission of the Earth Exploreres within ESA's Living Planet programme.

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OTHER RESOURCES

Browse through mission documentation and reports, and learn more about European Space Agency Earth Observation projects and opportunities.

DOCUMENT - Proceedings

1 Mar 2019

2nd International Workshop on Retrieval of Bio and Geo-physical Parameters from SAR Data for Land Applications

Proceedings of the workshop held on 21-23 October 1998 at ESA-ESTEC (Noordwijk, The Netherlands). For further information please refer to the article appeared on the Earth Observation Quarterly Nr 62 available for consultation at http://esapub.esrin.esa.it/eoq/eoq62.htm Download