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SMOS data dissemination - Maintenance on 16 January 2020

14 January 2020

A scheduled software maintenance activity will affect the SMOS data dissemination service on Thursday 16 January 2020, from 09:30 to 10:30 CET.

There will be no access to the SMOS collections during the indicated downtime.

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Earth Explorers for Climate - The contribution from SMOS

18 - 20 March 2020

The European Space Agency is organising the symposium "Earth Explorers for Climate - The contribution from SMOS" from 18 to 20 March 2020, at the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the SMOS mission.

The objective of this symposium is to take stock of the contributions of SMOS to science and research during the last 10 years and to have an outlook and set the priorities for the next 10 years with a particular focus on climate research.


Registration deadline: 9 March 2020

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AGU Fall Meeting 2019 - Session 'The global water cycle'

9 - 13 December 2019

The AGU Fall Meeting 2019 Conference is scheduled to take place from 09 to 13 December 2019, in San Francisco, California, USA.

 

Particularly interesting for the SMOS User community, the session "The global water cycle: Coupling and Exchanges between the ocean, land, and atmosphere" highlights water cycle research that describes linkages between the ocean, atmosphere, and land hydrology.

 

Contributions are invited on all aspects of water cycle research including analyses undertaken using in situ and spaceborne observations from current (e.g., SMAP, SMOS, GRACE-FO, GPM, GCOM-W), past (e.g., Aquarius, TRMM, GRACE), and future (e.g., SWOT, CIMR) satellite missions, estimates based on numerical models, data assimilation systems, as well as climate model projections and theoretical contributions.

 

We particularly welcome studies that consider multiple realms (the ocean, atmosphere, land surface and subsurface), and provide compelling evidence for linkages between these, describing coherent water cycle variability and change.

 

We welcome global and regional assessments across these interfaces, and contributions that demonstrate what needs to be observed to ensure that long-term changes in the water cycle are accurately quantified.

Abstract submission and registration open for SMOS anniversary conference

10 December 2019

As recently announced, the symposium "Earth Explorers for Climate - The contribution from SMOS" will take place in Cornwall, UK, from 18 to 20 March 2020.

Abstract submission and registration interfaces are now both available on the conference website.

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New maps of salinity reveal the impact of climate variability on oceans

30 November 2019

Since the saltiness of ocean surface waters is a key variable in the climate system, understanding how this changes is important to understanding climate change. 

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Space is key to monitoring ocean acidification

28 November 2019

This week, the UN World Meteorological Organization announced that concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached yet another high. This ongoing trend is not only heating up the planet, but also affecting the chemical composition of our oceans. Until recently, it has been difficult to monitor 'ocean acidification', but scientists are exploring new ways to combine information from different sources, including from ESA's SMOS mission, to shed new light on this major environmental concern.

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Revealing interior temperature of Antarctic ice sheet

04 November 2019

As ESA's SMOS satellite celebrates 10 years in orbit, yet another result has been added to its list of successes. This remarkable satellite mission has shown that it can be used to measure how the temperature of the Antarctic ice sheet changes with depth – and it's much warmer deep down.

SMOS, ERS, Envisat data collections maintenance - 30 October 2019

29 October 2019

Due to a software maintenance on Wednesday 30 October, the following downtimes are scheduled:

  • ERS and Envisat dissemination service: from 09:00 to 11:00 CET
  • SMOS data dissemination service: from 11:00 to 13:00 CET.

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SMOS 10 years in orbit

31 October 2019

SMOS has been in orbit for a decade. This remarkable satellite has not only exceeded its planned life in orbit, but also surpassed its original scientific goals.

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Tracking Typhoon Hagibis from space

29 October 2019

Hagibis was the biggest typhoon to hit Japan in decades. With extreme events like this likely to increase in number and in severity as a consequence of climate change, satellites are playing an increasingly important role in understanding and tracking huge storms.

Special event for 10th anniversary of SMOS

21 October 2019

Next month marks the 10th anniversary of the SMOS mission, which was launched on 2 November 2009. To celebrate the occasion, ESA is organising a symposium "Earth Explorers for Climate - The contribution from SMOS" which will take place at the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK, from 18 to 20 March 2020.

SMOS data dissemination maintenance - 10 October 2019

09 October 2019

A planned software maintenance activity will affect the SMOS data dissemination service on Thursday 10 October, from 09:30 to 11:30 CEST.

SMOS data dissemination maintenance - 22 July 2019

19 July 2019

A planned software maintenance activity will affect the SMOS data dissemination service on Monday 22 July during the following times:

  • From 09:00 to 11:30 CEST – no access to the SMOS data collections.
  • From 11:30 to 13:30 CEST – ingestion / publication of new products delayed.

SMOS data dissemination maintenance - 24 June 2019

21 June 2019

Due to a scheduled software maintenance on 24 June 2019 from 09:00 to 11:30 CEST, the ingestion of new SMOS products on the ESA SMOS online dissemination service will be delayed until the maintenance is completed.

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SMOS joins forces with top weather forecasting system

12 June 2019

As of yesterday, 11 June 2019, measurements from ESA's SMOS mission are being fully integrated into ECMWF's forecasting system, allowing for a more accurate description of water content in soil.