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Swarm, a satellite constellation to measure Earth's magnetic field with unpreceded accuracy, has been selected by ESA for launch in 2009. The mission will provide the best ever survey of the geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution, in order to gain new insights into the Earth system by improving our understanding of the Earth's interior and climate. An(More)
We combine the advantages of multi-spacecraft and ground-based monitoring of the geospace environment in order to analyze and study magnetospheric ultra low frequency (ULF) waves. In line with this aim, we also develop and deliver relevant analysis tools based on wavelet transforms and tailored to the Swarm mission. In the preparation phase as well as the(More)
The European Space Agency released a call for the next Earth Explorer Core Mission Ideas in March 2005, with the aim to select a 7th Earth Explorer mission to be launched in the next decade. Twenty-four proposals were received and subject to detailed scientific and technical assessment. In the so-called Phase 0, six concepts were selected and further(More)
The Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite aimed at determining the Earth's mean gravity field. GOCE delivered gravity gradients containing directional information, which are complicated to use because of their error characteristics and because they are given in a rotating instrument frame indirectly related to the Earth.(More)
The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission will provide L-Band multi-angular measurements of the surface emission with a 2-D interferometric radiometer on a global basis [1]. Soil moisture will be retrieved from collected and simulated data using a minimization algorithm. The success of the process will partly depend on how accurate is the(More)
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