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Release of one complete Year of Level 3 composite Sea surface Salinity products derived from SMOS data

posted Sep 30, 2011, 1:45 AM by Salinity CERSAT   [ updated Sep 30, 2011, 1:56 AM ]
Based on up-to-date algorithms using the ESA reprocessed L1A data for year 2010 as inputs, the CATDS-CEC OS as produced one year of composite Level 3 SSS data.

These so-caled  "CATDS/CEC-OS SMOS Level 3 SSS research products" are of three types depending on the temporal window used to generate the Level 3 sea surface salinity composite.

The temporal windows we used to generate the products are:

·         monthly composite

·         10 days composite

·         daily composite based on a running +/-5 days temporal window

For each temporal resolution, the composite products are gridded at several spatial resolution varying from 0.25° to 1°, depending on the temporal window:

·         Monthly composite products are available at a spatial resolution of:

§  0.25° x 0.25°

§  0.50° x 0.50°

§  1.00° x 1.00°

 

·         10 days composite products are available at a spatial resolution of:

§  0.25° x 0.25°

§  0.50° x 0.50°

§  1.00° x 1.00°

 

·         Daily composite products based on a running +/-5 days temporal window are for the moment only available  at 0.25° x 0.25°
 The products generated are in Netcdf format and can be  accessed at the new CATDS web site http://www.catds.fr/
under =>Data=>Research Products from Expertise Centers

The data access is under an ftp server:

ftp :  eftp.ifremer.fr, password protected
 
The access is free upon an email request : support@catds.fr

 

The data are provided with an associated documentation including a  Product User Manual , a Validation Report and an ATBD.

 
The Reprocessed data for year 2011 (from January  to September 2011) should be accessible end-october 2011.
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