Validation of SMOS measurements over ocean and improvement of sea surface emissivity modelat L band

SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) satellite, launched in November 2009, carries the first interferometric radiometer at L band (1.4GHz) in orbit. Over the open ocean and for moderate wind speeds, SMOS brightness temperatures (TB) are at first order consistent with simulated TB of theoretical pre-launch models implemented in the ESA Level 2 Ocean… CONTINUE READING