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SMOS: Helping Europe respond to climate change

15 February 2008

Web Content Image To help address climate change, 2008 will see the launch of Europe’s SMOS satellite. SMOS, which stands for soil moisture and ocean salinity, is designed to map these elements with unprecedented accuracy.

SMOS, ESA’s water mission, will provide a uniform dataset for understanding better the water cycle, thus helping to forecast climate change and predict extreme weather conditions.

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