Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 307–323, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-307-2022
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 307–323, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-307-2022

Data description paper 28 Jan 2022

Data description paper | 28 Jan 2022

Improved BEC SMOS Arctic Sea Surface Salinity product v3.1

Justino Martínez et al.

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Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2021-334', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2021-334', Anonymous Referee #2, 19 Nov 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Carolina Gabarro, 21 Dec 2021
      • AC3: 'Reply on AC2', Carolina Gabarro, 21 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Carolina Gabarro on behalf of the Authors (21 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Dec 2021) by Giuseppe M.R. Manzella
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Short summary
Measuring salinity from space is challenging since the sensitivity of the brightness temperature to sea surface salinity is low, but the retrieval of SSS in cold waters is even more challenging. In 2019, the ESA launched a specific initiative called Arctic+Salinity to produce an enhanced Arctic SSS product with better quality and resolution than the available products. This paper presents the methodologies used to produce the new enhanced Arctic SMOS SSS product.