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Improved SMOS soil moisture products released to users

09 August 2018

ESA has just released improved SMOS Level 2 near-real time soil moisture neural network products to users.

The near-real time soil moisture product version v200 is now based on a neural network schema trained using the level 2 soil moisture data set generated by the operational Level 2 soil moisture processor v650.

Further information about  the near real time soil moisture v200 product is provided in the read-me-first note. Data users should carefully consult the read-me-first note to ensure optimum exploitation of the soil moisture near real time v200 dataset. 

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Sentinel-1 maps flash floods in Laos

30 July 2018

Copernicus Sentinel-1 data are highlighting the collapse of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam in the southeastern province of Attapeu in Laos.

Sentinel-1 Maps Laos Dam breach

The collapse has led to flash floods that have claimed several lives and left many more people missing, according to local news reports.