By Topic

Validation of SMOS salinity data and its applications the to Indian Ocean climatic events

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Grunseich, G. ; Dept. of Earth & Ocean Sci., Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA ; Bulusu, S.

Global Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) measurements retrieved from the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission are the highest resolution salinity data available at regular intervals at present from space. There are many challenges to measuring SSS from space and obtaining an accuracy of 0.1 psu. Comparisons of level 2 SMOS salinity data with the HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) simulations of SSS reveal large differences which should be corrected by spatial and temporal averaging during the creation of Level 3 (L3) SMOS data. SMOS Level 2 (L2) salinity data will have difficulty detecting SSS variations during climatic events in the Indian Ocean but the expected resolutions obtainable by SMOS should be able to monitor variations during intraseasonal and seasonal climatic events. The role of salinity during many oceanic processes will be better understood by measurements from SMOS.

Published in:

OCEANS 2011

Date of Conference:

19-22 Sept. 2011