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Latest Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellite Stories

ESA Satellites Taking A Deeper Look Into Sea Ice
2012-10-05 08:28:31

This year, satellites saw the extent of Arctic sea ice hit a record low since measurements began in the 1970s. ESA’s SMOS and CryoSat satellites are now taking a deeper look by measuring the volume of the sea-ice cover.

A Better Look At Salinity From SMOS
2012-10-01 08:26:12

Earth observation measurements shouldn’t be taken with a pinch of salt. ESA is comparing readings of sea-surface salinity from drifting floats to confirm the SMOS water mission’s measurements.

As Ground Radars Switch Off, SMOS Satellite Measurements Improve
2012-07-04 15:13:20

Over a dozen radio signals that have hindered data collection on ESA’s SMOS water mission have been switched off.

Over 30 Years Of Global Soil Moisture Observations For Climate Applications
2012-06-20 04:14:52

Water held in soil plays an important role in the climate system. The dataset released by ESA is the first remote-sensing soil moisture data record spanning the period 1978 to 2010 – a predecessor of the data now being provided by ESA’s SMOS mission.

SMOS Images Europe’s Dry Soils From Space
2012-05-31 03:05:53

The trend of below-average rainfall across Europe has continued into the first months of 2012. ESA’s SMOS water mission has revealed the negative consequences of this recent bout of ‘good’ weather.

Swarm Constellation Heads North
2012-02-20 04:12:36

The three satellites that make up ESA’s Swarm magnetic field mission were presented to the media on Feb 17. Following a demanding testing program, the satellites were displayed in the cleanroom before they are shipped to Russia for their July launch.

SMOS Becomes Hurricane Hunter
2012-02-11 04:08:09

ESA’s Earth Explorers have again shown how they are surpassing expectations. Designed to map soil moisture and ocean salinity, the versatile SMOS satellite has demonstrated that it can also offer unique information to improve hurricane forecasts.

SMOS Versatility Offers Sea Ice Mapping
2011-12-21 04:27:20

ESA’s SMOS mission is proving to be extremely versatile. Not only does this pioneering satellite offer crucial data on soil moisture and ocean salinity, but it can also map the thickness of ice floating in the polar seas.

Image 1 - SMOS Maps Europe’s Dry Autumn Soils
2011-12-08 04:21:57

Dry soil resulting from Europe’s exceptionally warm and dry autumn is being monitored by ESA’s SMOS water mission. The images here show the stark comparison between soil moisture in November 2010 and November 2011.

DOMEX_17
2011-12-03 12:13:20

A campaign in one of the remotest regions on Earth in ensuring that the SMOS mission is delivering reliable data.


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