RSS SMAP SSS V4.0 Datasets Release

RSS SMAP SSS V4.0 Datasets Release

Postby podaac » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:00 pm

Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) SMAP Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) V4.0 Datasets Release


The PO.DAAC is pleased to announce the release of the version 4.0 SMAP Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) data from Remote Sensing Systems (RSS). Enhancements over the previous release include:

* Improved land correction allows for salinity retrievals within 30 – 40km of the coast. The land correction uses a land correction table at 0.125 degree spatial resolution. The land emission that is used in the land correction is based on SMAP TB.

* Replacement of the previous NCEP sea-ice mask with one based on RSS AMSR-2 and implementation of a sea-ice threshold of 0.3% (gain weighted sea-ice fraction).

* Revised solar flagging that depends on glint angle and wind speed.

* Inclusion of estimated SSS-uncertainty in the L3 products.

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