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  • Advances in calibration of the SMOS zero-baseline radiometers 

    Colliander, Andreas; Chae, Chunsik; Dinnat, Emmanuel Philippe; Oliva, Roger; Kainulainen, Juha; Torres Torres, Francisco; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Martín Neira, Manuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014)
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    Over the course of the more than four-year mission several enhancements have been developed for the calibration of the zero-baseline radiometers of ESA's SMOS (Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity) mission. Here a particular ...
  • Benefits of applying nodal sampling to SMOS data over semi-enclosed seas and strongly RFI-contaminated regions 

    González Gambau, Verónica; Olmedo, Estrella; Martinez, J.; Turiel, Antonio; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Oliva, Roger; Martín Neira, Manuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    Radio Frequency Interferences (RFI) are still an important source of contamination in SMOS data. The application of nodal sampling (NS) to brightness temperature images helps to mitigate the degradation that RFIs produce ...
  • Impact of amplitude calibration errors on SMOS global images 

    Durán Martínez, Israel; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Torres Torres, Francisco; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; Oliva, Roger; Martín Neira, Manuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016)
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    Some of the artifacts observed in SMOS brightness temperature images are originated in an inconsistency between correlation and antenna temperature calibration errors, which produces a multiplicative bias that scales with ...
  • Impact of antenna tuning on SMOS correlation loss 

    Torres Torres, Francisco; Durán Martínez, Israel; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; Closa, Josep; Oliva, Roger; Martín-Neira, Manuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016)
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    The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission by the European Space Agency (ESA) was launched in 2009 [1]. Since then, it has produced a continuous stream of valuable geophysical data over land, ice and ocean [2] ...
  • Practical issues on SMOS single antenna patterns 

    Wu, Lin; Durán Martínez, Israel; Torres Torres, Francisco; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; Closa, Josep; Manrique, Rodrigo; Garcia, Quiterio; Oliva, Roger; Martín Neira, Manuel (2014)
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    This paper provides a wrap-up of some of the activities undertaken by SMOS L1 team to fine tune the instrument calibration and modeling that eventually has resulted into a SMOS full-polarimetric measurement and image ...
  • SMOS instrument performance and calibration after 6 years in orbit 

    Martín Neira, Manuel; Oliva, Roger; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Torres Torres, Francisco; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; Durán Martínez, Israel; Kainulainen, Juha; Closa, Josep; Zurita Campos, Alberto Manuel; Cabot, François; Khazaal, Ali; Anterrieu, E.; Barbosa, José; Tenerelli, Joseph (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016)
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    ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission has been in orbit for over 6 years, and its Microwave Imaging Radiometer with Aperture Synthesis (MIRAS) in two dimensions keeps working well. The data for almost this ...
  • SMOS instrument performance and calibration after six years in orbit 

    Martín Neira, Manuel; Oliva, Roger; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; Durán Martínez, Israel; Torres Torres, Francisco; Kainulainen, Juha; Closa, Josep; Zurita Campos, Alberto Manuel; Cabot, François; Khazaal, Ali; Anterrieu, E.; Barbosa, José; Tenerelli, Joseph; Turiel, Antonio; Delwart, Steven (2016-07-01)
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    ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission, launched 2-Nov-2009, has been in orbit for over 6 years, and its Microwave Imaging Radiometer with Aperture Synthesis (MIRAS) in two dimensions keeps working well. The ...