project . 2008 - 2010 . Closed

Contributing to the validation of SMOS ocean surface salinity

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: NE/F00009X/1
  • Funded under: NERC Funder Contribution: 137,608 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    30 Sep 2008
    End Date
    29 Sep 2010
Description
In 2008, the European Space Agency (ESA) will launch the first-ever satellite to measure ocean salinity from space: the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission. SMOS aims to deliver global maps of the hitherto poorly known sea surface salinity (SSS), especially its temporal and large scale spatial variability. Such measurements are critical for ocean circulation and climate research and to improve operational forecasts. This project seeks to contribute to the assessment of the quality of the SMOS products in the period preceeding and immediatly following the launch of the SMOS satellite in 2008. This work is the key element of the UK involvement in the i...
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Description
In 2008, the European Space Agency (ESA) will launch the first-ever satellite to measure ocean salinity from space: the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission. SMOS aims to deliver global maps of the hitherto poorly known sea surface salinity (SSS), especially its temporal and large scale spatial variability. Such measurements are critical for ocean circulation and climate research and to improve operational forecasts. This project seeks to contribute to the assessment of the quality of the SMOS products in the period preceeding and immediatly following the launch of the SMOS satellite in 2008. This work is the key element of the UK involvement in the i...
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