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SMOS Pilot-Mission Exploitation Platform

In-situ Reports

The characteristics of the 5 major in situ datasets (Argo, TSG, Moorings, surface drifters and Sea mammals) used by the Pi-MEP to validate SMOS, SMAP and Aquarius satellite SSS products are summarize in an "in-situ data report". For each in situ datasets, we detail the QC controls used by the platform and present a series of plots showing:

  • Number of SSS data as a function of time and distance to coast
  • Histogram of shallowest salinity and pressure (if relevant)
  • Spatial maps of the Temporal mean of shallowest salinity and pressure (if relevant)
  • Spatial maps of the temporal STD of shallowest salinity
  • Spatial density of shallowest salinity
  • ∆ SSS between local in situ data and ISAS analyses sorted as function of geophysical conditions

In-situ data reports produced by the platform are available here:

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