Free Search (12782 images)
Ocean salinity May 2010
- Title Ocean salinity May 2010
- Released 30/06/2010 4:06 pm
- Copyright ESA - Ifremer, N. Reul
SMOS is already delivering very encouraging results for ocean salinity. The data, combined from one month (May), show accuracy within 0.45 psu (practical salinity units) when compared with in situ float data, even though the data had not undergone through extensive processing in terms of averaging over space and time. The scientific requirement is 0.1 psu for 200 × 200 km over 10–30 days so there is still scope for improvement. However, even without averaging over space and time as necessary to fulfil this requirement these early results clearly show potential.
- Id 200803