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The SMOS radiometer will exploit the interferometry principle, which by way of 69 small receivers will measure the phase difference of incident radiation. The technique is based on cross-correlation of observations from all possible combinations of receiver pairs. A two-dimensional 'measurement image' is taken every 1.2 seconds. As the satellite moves along its orbital path each observed area is seen under various viewing angles.
Passive microwave 2D-interferometer
Technical Characteristics
Spatial Resolution:
35 km at centre of field of view
Swath Width:
Earth Topics
Atmosphere ( Climate Change/Kyoto )
Related Instruments
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SMOS Near Real Time Light products available via EUMETCast

11 March 2013

The ESA SMOS Near Real Time BUFR Light products are now available via EUMETSAT EUMETCast-Europe service.