The image on the left was produced from SMOS brightness temperature measurements that are available within three hours of measuring and processed in less than a second using a new ‘neural network’. The image on the right was processed in the usual way, taking several hours. The quality of both datasets is the same. However, the spatial coverage of the fast neural-network product is slightly lower because fewer SMOS measurements are used at the edges of the swath.
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