Milestone 1 Tech Note - Part 2: IFS Interface

TitleMilestone 1 Tech Note - Part 2: IFS Interface
Publication TypeReport
Date Published11/2009
Series/CollectionESA/ESRIN Contract 20244/07/I-LG
Document Number2009:ESA Contract 20244/07/I-LG
AuthorsSabater, JM, de Rosnay, P, Fouilloux, A, Dragosavac, M, Hofstadler, A
Event Series/CollectionESA Contract Report
Place of publicationShinfield Park, Reading

Contracted by the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is involved in global monitoring and data assimilation of the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission data. To this end ECMWF has developed the Community Microwave Emission Model as the passive microwave forward model operator to simulate brightness temperatures (TB). ECMWF has also developed a series of fortran routines and shell scripts which makes it possible to interface SMOS data in the Integrated Forecast System (IFS) of ECMWF. The technical implementation of the IFS interface will permit the monitoring of SMOS TB over land and sea. This report is the Part 2 of the first Milestone Technical Note / Progress Report of the ESA Request for Quotation RfQ 3-11640/06/I-LG. It provides technical documentation of the IFS interface with SMOS data.

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