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WISE 2000 campaign: sea surface salinity and wind retrievals from L-band radiometry
Author(s): Adriano Camps; Ignasi Corbella; Jordi Font; Jacqueline Etchetto; Nuria Duffo; Merce Vall-llossera; Javier Bara; Francisco Torres; Patrick Wursteisen; Manuel Martin-Neira
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Paper Abstract

Sea surface salinity (SSS) has been recognized as a key parameter in climatological studies. SSS can be measured by passive microwave remote sensing at L band, where the sensitivity of the brightness temperatures shows a maximum and the atmosphere is almost transparent. To provide global coverage of this basic parameter with a 3-day revisit time, the SMOS mission was recently selected by ESA within the frame of the Earth Explorer Opportunity Missions. The SMOS mission will carry the MIRAS instrument, the first 2D L-band aperture synthesis interferometric radiometer. To address new challenges that this mission presents, such as incidence angle variation with pixel, polarization mixing, effect of wind and foam and others, a measurement campaign has been sponsored by ESA under the name of WISE 2000 and it is scheduled for October-November 2000. Two L-band radiometers, a video, a IR and a stereo-camera and four oceanographic and meteorological buoys will be installed in the oil platform 'Casablanca' located at 40 Km off the coast of Tarragona, where the sea conditions are representative of the Mediterranean open sea with periodic influence of the Ebro river fresh water plume.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4172, Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2000, (22 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.411688
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Adriano Camps, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Ignasi Corbella, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Jordi Font, Institut de Ciencies del Mar (Spain)
Jacqueline Etchetto, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
Nuria Duffo, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Merce Vall-llossera, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Javier Bara, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Francisco Torres, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Patrick Wursteisen, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Manuel Martin-Neira, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4172:
Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2000
Charles R. Bostater; Rosalia Santoleri, Editor(s)

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