First SMOS data

The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellite launched last year as part of the ESA Earth Explorer series has returned its first data. Whilst this is part of the commissioning phase and is completely uncalibrated, it’s a good first step. At least it is distinguishing land from ocean.

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More information is available from ESA here and I’ll relay more new when useable data starts flowing.

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