Annual SMOS brightness temperature monitoring report 2020/21

Title
Annual SMOS brightness temperature monitoring report 2020/21
Report
Date Published
05/2022
Series/Collection
Contract Report for ESA SMOS ESL contract 4000130567/20/I-BG
Author
Peter Weston,
Abstract

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

URLhttps://www.ecmwf.int/en/elibrary/81303-annual-smos-brightness-temperature-monitoring-report-202021
DOI
10.21957/lc3zcuvgn