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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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EO-SSO registration

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

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Data registration and proposals profile

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

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SMOS Tropical Cyclone Wind Radii Fixes WRF

The SMOS WRF product is available in Near Real Time to support tropical cyclones (TC) forecasts. It is generated within 4 to 6 hours from sensin...

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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...

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.

general news

New SMOS sea surface wind speed products now available

The SMOS Wind Data Service provides, in near real time (NRT), surface wind speed over the ocean derived from the brightness temperature measurements of SMOS.

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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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ESA's Earth Explorers surpassing expectations

In this video, learn how each Earth Explorer mission is contributing to Earth science, and changing the way we look at our beloved planet.

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Proba-1 view of the Great Pyramids

A view looking north to south of Egypt's famous Giza Pyramid Complex, as seen by ESA's PROBA-1 minisatellite on 6 January 2018.

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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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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

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PROBA-1
third party missions

PROBA-1

PROBA-1 is a technology demonstration satellite that later became an operational Earth observation mission.

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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

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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HRC

HRC is a black and white camera with a miniaturised telescope on the PROBA-1 mission.

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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.

LOSAC

LOSAC

The L-band Ocean Salinity Airborne Campaign (LOSAC) objective is to understand the nature of the wind driven signatures in order to evaluate if corrections are necessary prior to salinity estimations based on the radiometer signals.

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WISE

WISE

The objective of WInd and Salinity Experiment 2001 (WISE 2001) campaign was to get more data points and better wind speed measurements.

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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 - Product Document

16 July 2020

QA4EO SMOS Public Monthly Report - June 2020

This document provides a summary of the status and performance of SMOS over the course of the reporting month Download