SMOS tracks Pacific fresh water pools27 July 2016
SMOS tracks Pacific fresh water pools27 July 2016 ESA’s SMOS satellite has found a rise in fresh water in the tropical Pacific Ocean during last year’s El Niño event.
SMOS gets help from Tibet29 January 2016
SMOS gets help from Tibet29 January 2016 Ground measurements are essential for making sure that satellites deliver accurate information about our changing world. Although the Tibetan Plateau may not seem the obvious place to take such readings, this remote location is being used to check on...
SMOS meets ocean monsters30 September 2015
SMOS meets ocean monsters30 September 2015 ESA’s SMOS and two other satellites are together providing insight into how surface winds evolve under tropical storm clouds in the Pacific Ocean. This new information could to help predict extreme weather at sea.
SMOS sings the song of ice and fire02 July 2015
SMOS sings the song of ice and fire02 July 2015 While ESA’s water mission continues to deliver key information on soil moisture and ocean salinity to advance our understanding of Earth, it is becoming increasingly important for ‘real world’ applications, further demonstrating the societal benefit o...
Call for Media: New applications for ESA’s SMOS mission18 May 2015 Media are invited to a press briefing on the scientific results and operational applications that continue to come from ESA’s water mission.
SMOS on acid17 February 2015
SMOS on acid17 February 2015 With fundamental changes happening to the chemistry of the world’s oceans, salinity information from ESA’s SMOS mission is being used with other Earth observation data to obtain information on ‘the other carbon dioxide problem’ – ocean acidification.