Alfredo Lopez Aretxabaleta

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Preliminary results obtained during the commissioning phase of the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission are described, devoting special attention to the characterization of the systematic errors found in the measurements and the corresponding impact in the retrieved salinity product. The identified issues and objectives to consolidate and improve(More)
The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission (SMOS) from the European Space Agency, launched in November 2009, has initiated the era of satellite-based salinity observations. However, because of the numerous geophysical contamination sources and the retrieval complexity, salinity products will have a low signal-to-noise ratio at Level 2. Averaging data in(More)
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