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SMOS Third Mission Reprocessing after 10 Years in Orbit

Zenithal Blue Technologies S.L.U., 08023 Barcelona, Spain
European Space Research and Technology Centre, European Space Agency, 2201 AZ Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Remote Sensing Laboratory, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
Airbus Defence and Space, Microwave Instruments department, 28692 Madrid, Spain
Centre D’Etudes Spatiales de la Boisphere, 31400 Toulouse, France
Harp Technologies, 02150 Espoo, Finland
Research and Development in Aerospace, 8006 Zurich, Switzerland
Deimos Engenheria, 1998-023 Lisbon, Portugal
OceanDataLab, 29280 Locmaria Plouzané, France
European Space Astronomy Centre, European Space Agency, 28692 Madrid, Spain
Department of Physical Oceanography, Institute of Marine Sciences, CSIC and Barcelona Expertise Center, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
European Space Research Institute, European Space Agency, 00044 Frascati, Italy
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(10), 1645;
Received: 25 March 2020 / Revised: 1 May 2020 / Accepted: 14 May 2020 / Published: 20 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ten Years of Remote Sensing at Barcelona Expert Center)
After more than 10 years in orbit, the SMOS team has started a new reprocessing campaign for the SMOS measurements, which includes the changes in calibration and image reconstruction that have been made to the Level 1 Operational Processor (L1OP) during the past few years. The current L1 processor, version v620, was used for the second mission reprocessing in 2014. The new version, v724, is the one run in the third mission reprocessing and will become the new operational processor. The present paper explains the major changes applied and analyses the quality of the data with different metrics. The results have been obtained with numerous individual tests that have confirmed the benefits of the evolutions and an end-to-end processing campaign involving three years of data used to assess the improvements of the SMOS measurements quantitatively. View Full-Text
Keywords: SMOS; calibration; radiometry; reprocessing SMOS; calibration; radiometry; reprocessing
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Oliva, R.; Martín-Neira, M.; Corbella, I.; Closa, J.; Zurita, A.; Cabot, F.; Khazaal, A.; Richaume, P.; Kainulainen, J.; Barbosa, J.; Lopes, G.; Tenerelli, J.; Díez-García, R.; González-Gambau, V.; Crapolicchio, R. SMOS Third Mission Reprocessing after 10 Years in Orbit. Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 1645.

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Oliva R, Martín-Neira M, Corbella I, Closa J, Zurita A, Cabot F, Khazaal A, Richaume P, Kainulainen J, Barbosa J, Lopes G, Tenerelli J, Díez-García R, González-Gambau V, Crapolicchio R. SMOS Third Mission Reprocessing after 10 Years in Orbit. Remote Sensing. 2020; 12(10):1645.

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Oliva, Roger, Manuel Martín-Neira, Ignasi Corbella, Josep Closa, Albert Zurita, François Cabot, Ali Khazaal, Philippe Richaume, Juha Kainulainen, Jose Barbosa, Gonçalo Lopes, Joseph Tenerelli, Raul Díez-García, Veronica González-Gambau, and Raffaele Crapolicchio. 2020. "SMOS Third Mission Reprocessing after 10 Years in Orbit" Remote Sensing 12, no. 10: 1645.

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