SMOS instrument performance and calibration after 6 years in orbit
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PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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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 whole period has been reprocessed with the new fully polarimetric version (v620) of the Level-1 processor which also includes refined calibration schema for the antenna losses. This reprocessing has allowed the assessment of an improved performance benchmark, a better understanding of the observations, and the preparation of a new version (v700) of the Level-1 processor with further potential.
CitationMartín, M., Oliva, R., Corbella, I., Torres, F., Duffo, N., Duran, I., Kainulainen, J., Closa, J., Zurita, A.M., Cabot, F., Khazaal, A., Anterrieu, E., Barbosa, J., Tenerelli, J. SMOS instrument performance and calibration after 6 years in orbit. A: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. "2016 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium: proceedings: July 10-15, 2016: Beijing, China". Beijing: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016, p. 2040-2042.
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