Annual SMOS brightness temperature monitoring report 2020/21

TitleAnnual SMOS brightness temperature monitoring report 2020/21
Publication TypeReport
Date Published05/2022
Series/CollectionContract Report for ESA SMOS ESL contract 4000130567/20/I-BG
TypeESA Contract Report
AuthorsWeston, P, de Rosnay, P

This document provides an annual summary of the performance of the European Space Agency (ESA) Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) brightness temperature (Tb) monitoring run routinely at the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). The period covered is September 2020 to August 2021. Several different monitoring plots are presented, and notable features are described in detail. Also, potential improvements to the monitoring system are proposed

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