The main goal of Barcelona Expert Center (BEC) is to generate higher added-value products of interest for a broad range of users. With this aim we offer the following variables:
Sea Surface Salinity
- Operational V1.0
These products have been generated from SMOS-OS Level 2 products provided by ESA (v5.50). These level 3 and level 4 Sea Surface Salinity products are generated since year 2013 in near real time mode, whereas the prior period (2010-2013) has been generated during 2013 reprocessing campaign
Click here to access to near real time products (2010-2013)
Click here to access to reprocessed products (2013 – present)
- Operational V2.0
These products have been generated from the last version of SMOS-OS Level 2 products provided by ESA (v6.22). Additionally, Land Sea Contamination has been mitigated by means of the empirical salinity debiasing method proposed in [Olmedo et al., 2016].
Click here to access to near real time products (2010-present)
[ Olmedo et al., 2016] Olmedo, E., Martínez, J., Umbert, M., Hoareau, N., Portabella, M., Ballabrera, J., Turiel, A. (2016).Improving time and space resolution of SMOS salinity maps using multifractal fusion. Remote Sensing of Environment 180, 246-263. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.02.038
These regional products have been generated from SMOS Level 1B products provided by ESA (v6.20) using a new methodological approach to cope with land and RFI contamination. The Sea Surface Salinity is currently provided for two regions: Mediterranean and high latitude and Arctic
Click here to access to Mediterranean products (2011-2013)
Click here to access to High latitude and Arctic products (2011-2013)
- Singlarity exponents from SST maps
This product is useful for front identification, eddy tracking and assessing mesoscale activity.
Click here to access to singularity exponents from OSTIA SST products (2010-present)