Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 857–888, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-857-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 857–888, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-857-2021

Data description paper 03 Mar 2021

Data description paper | 03 Mar 2021

Nine years of SMOS sea surface salinity global maps at the Barcelona Expert Center

Estrella Olmedo et al.

Data sets

BEC SMOS Sea Surface Salinity global L3 product (V.2.0) E. Olmedo, C. González-Haro, V. González-Gambau, and A. Turiel http://dx.doi.org/10.20350/digitalCSIC/12601

BEC SMOS Sea Surface Salinity global L4 product (V.2.0) E. Olmedo, C. González-Haro, V. González-Gambau, and A. Turiel http://dx.doi.org/10.20350/digitalCSIC/12600

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Short summary
After more than 10 years in orbit, the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) European mission is still a unique, high-quality instrument for providing soil moisture over land and sea surface salinity (SSS) over the oceans. At the Barcelona Expert Center (BEC), a new reprocessing of 9 years (2011–2019) of global SMOS SSS maps has been generated. This work presents the algorithms used in the generation of the BEC global SMOS SSS product v2.0, as well as an extensive quality assessment.