Ocean salinity observations with SMOS mission
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The purpose of this paper is to present the capabilities of SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission) for the global mapping of ocean salinity from space. SMOS has been selected by the European Space Agency as the second Earth Explorer Opportunity with a launch date in June 2005. The sensor embarked on SMOS is MIRAS, a Microwave Imaging Radiometer with Aperture Synthesis. MIRAS works at L-band, in the two-polarisations, and has full polarimetric capability. The measurement of sea surface salinity (SSS) is one of the challenges of SMOS. This paper presents first the scientific requirements for a number of oceanographic applications. The scientific requirements are then translated into instrument accuracy, sensitivity, stability and spatial resolution. Major sources of error in the retrieval of ocean salinity will be addressed through an experimental campaign which is described.
CitacióMartín, M., Font, J., Srokerz, M., Corbella, I., Camps, A. Ocean salinity observations with SMOS mission. A: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. "IGARSS 200: IEEE 2000 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: Taking the Pulse of the Planet: The Role of Remote Sensing in Managing the Environment: 24-28 July 2000, L' Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu Hawaii USA: proceedings". Honolulú, Hawaii: IEEE Piscataway, 2000.
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