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SMOS instrument performance and calibration after six years in orbit

Author
Martín, M.; Oliva, R.; Corbella, I.; Duffo, N.; Duran, I.; Torres, F.; Kainulainen, J.; Closa, J.; Zurita, A.M.; Cabot, F.; Khazaal, A.; Anterrieu, E.; Barbosa, J.; Tenerelli, J.; Turiel, A.; Delwart, S.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Remote sensing of environment
Date of publication
2016-07-01
Volume
180
First page
19
Last page
39
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2016.02.036 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/91134 Open in new window
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034425716300645 Open in new window
Abstract
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 calibration strategy remains overall as established after the commissioning phase, with a few improvements. The data for this whole period has been reprocessed with a new fully polarimetric version of the Level-1 processor which includes a refined calibration schema for the an...
Citation
Martín, M., Oliva, R., Corbella, I., Duffo, N., Duran, I., Torres, F., Kainulainen, J., Closa, J., Zurita, A.M., Cabot, F., Khazaal, A., Anterrieu, E., Barbosa, J., Tenerelli, J., Turiel, A., Delwart, S. SMOS instrument performance and calibration after six years in orbit. "Remote sensing of environment", 1 Juliol 2016, vol. 180, p. 19-39.
Keywords
Aperture Synthesis radiometry, Aperture synthesis, Error, Image-reconstruction algorithm, Impact, L-Band radiometry, Miras, Mission, Reduction, Sea surface salinity, Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) Mission, Soil moisture, Soil-moisture
Group of research
RF&MW - Laboratory of RF & microwave systems, devices and materials
RSLAB - Remote Sensing Lab

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