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Editorial for the Special Issue "Sea Surface Salinity Remote Sensing"

Emmanuel Dinnat, Xiaobin Yin
2019 Remote Sensing  
ocean interactions with the cryosphere; and data fusion techniques combining SSS with sea surface temperature (SST).  ...  This Special Issue gathers papers reporting research on various aspects of remote sensing of sea surface salinity (SSS) and the use of satellites SSS in oceanography.  ...  [9] present the changes in the retrieval algorithm for Aquarius Version 5 and for SMAP Version 3 SSS products, in particular they highlight the changes in corrections for the absorption by atmospheric  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11111300 fatcat:6mwmimy2tbgcfij6eqwwb52qbu

Remote Sensing of Sea Surface Salinity: Comparison of Satellite and In Situ Observations and Impact of Retrieval Parameters

Emmanuel Dinnat, David Le Vine, Jacqueline Boutin, Thomas Meissner, Gary Lagerloef
2019 Remote Sensing  
We also identify the impact of the corrections for atmospheric effects recently modified in the Aquarius SSS retrievals.  ...  There are notable differences in the instrumental approaches, as well as in the retrieval algorithms.  ...  The funders had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to publish the results.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11070750 fatcat:qxuljm3xcjhmnfwvlay6zmjej4

Ocean and Sea Ice Retrievals from an End‐to‐End Simulation of the Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer (CIMR) 1.4 to 36.5 GHz Measurements

Carlos Jiménez, Joseph Tenerelli, Catherine Prigent, Lise Kilic, Thomas Lavergne, Sotirios Skarpalezos, Jacob L. Hoeyer, Nicolas Reul, Craig Donlon
2021 Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans  
CIMR is designed to monitor the rapid Earth system changes taking place in the Arctic in response to the Integrated European Policy for the Arctic.  ...  The Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer (CIMR) is a satellite system developed as part of the European Union Copernicus program expansion activities.  ...  Acknowledgments This work has been supported by the ESA CIMR-APE study (Contract number 400012555/18/NL/AI). We thank the CIMR Mission Advisory Group for productive discussions.  ... 
doi:10.1029/2021jc017610 fatcat:to4xfvud5bbjze2cawpb57llsm

Sea surface salinity estimates from spaceborne L-band radiometers: An overview of the first decade of observation (2010–2019)

N. Reul, S.A. Grodsky, M. Arias, J. Boutin, R. Catany, B. Chapron, F. D'Amico, E. Dinnat, C. Donlon, A. Fore, S. Fournier, S. Guimbard (+18 others)
2020 Remote Sensing of Environment  
The EU authors acknowledge support of ESA in the frame of the SMOS ESL Level 2 phase 3 contract (, the N. Reul, et al. Remote Sensing of Environment 242 (2020) 111769  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank the contributions from three anonymous reviewers for comments and detailed editing of our draft which definitively helped to improve the paper.  ...  The JPL SMAP SSS algorithm (Fore et al., 2016 includes an improved land/ice correction and is able to retrieve SSS in ice-free regions within 35 km of the coast.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2020.111769 fatcat:4oa3ceryd5felg7y7ytbjtrrpq

Expected Performances of the Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer (CIMR) for an All-Weather and High Spatial Resolution Estimation of Ocean and Sea Ice Parameters

Lise Kilic, Catherine Prigent, Filipe Aires, Jacqueline Boutin, Georg Heygster, Rasmus T. Tonboe, Hervé Roquet, Carlos Jimenez, Craig Donlon
2018 Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans  
Acknowledgments The authors express their thanks to the MICROWAT team for all the  ...  The retrieval error StD will be estimated separately for the ice-free ocean and sea ice parameters.  ...  the Retrieval of the Main Ocean and Sea-Ice ProductsNote.  ... 
doi:10.1029/2018jc014408 fatcat:r6mzsm5w4vgthngufyxhgtd3d4

Results of the Dragon 4 Project on New Ocean Remote Sensing Data for Operational Applications

Ferran Gibert, Jacqueline Boutin, Wolfgang Dierking, Alba Granados, Yan Li, Eduard Makhoul, Junmin Meng, Alexandre Supply, Ester Vendrell, Jean-Luc Vergely, Jin Wang, Jungang Yang (+3 others)
2021 Remote Sensing  
This paper provides an overview of the Dragon 4 project dealing with operational monitoring of sea ice and sea surface salinity (SSS) and new product developments for altimetry data.  ...  To improve sea ice thickness retrieval, a new method was developed to match the Cryosat-2 radar waveform.  ...  Based on the combined passive and active observations, we empirically expand the L-band ocean roughness model to rainy conditions and develop an SSS retrieval algorithm for rainy conditions.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13142847 fatcat:jsh2gqsdkzhrhhetjpsw6f3aqi

First SMOS Sea Surface Salinity dedicated products over the Baltic Sea

Verónica González-Gambau, Estrella Olmedo, Antonio Turiel, Cristina González-Haro, Aina García-Espriu, Justino Martínez, Pekka Alenius, Laura Tuomi, Rafael Catany, Manuel Arias, Carolina Gabarró, Nina Hoareau (+3 others)
2022 Earth System Science Data  
The SSS retrieval from L-band brightness temperature (TB) measurements over this basin is really challenging due to important technical issues, such as the land–sea and icesea contamination, the high  ...  This paper presents the first Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) dedicated products over the Baltic Sea.  ...  The authors would like to thank Andreas Lehman (Chair of the Baltic Earth Working Group on Salinity Dynamics, from GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung) for his valuable help on the definition of  ... 
doi:10.5194/essd-14-2343-2022 fatcat:cp3y3x54rbbarf7fjds6ljyxvi

Weekly-gridded Aquarius L-band radiometer/scatterometer observations and salinity retrievals over the polar regions: applications for cryospheric studies

L. Brucker, E. Dinnat, L. S. Koenig
2013 The Cryosphere Discussions  
To allow for an efficient use of the Aquarius data over the polar regions, and to move 5 forward our understanding of the L-band observations of ice sheet, sea ice, permafrost, and polar oceans, we present  ...  These products are suited for cryospheric studies, and each grid 10 cell contains sea ice fraction and the standard deviation of TB, NRCS, and SSS along with the number of footprint observations collected  ...  We also acknowledge Annette Decharon and Lisa Taylor (University of Maine, School of Marine Sci-5 ences) for hosting the visualization of the weekly-gridded products of brightness temperature and sea surface  ... 
doi:10.5194/tcd-7-5921-2013 fatcat:ahn2mspsurdy7nqjycltakqlya

Weekly gridded Aquarius L-band radiometer/scatterometer observations and salinity retrievals over the polar regions – Part 1: Product description

L. Brucker, E. P. Dinnat, L. S. Koenig
2014 The Cryosphere  
We present three weekly polar-gridded products of Aquarius data to improve our understanding of L-band observations of ice sheets, sea ice, permafrost, and the polar oceans.  ...  Each grid cell also contains sea ice fraction, the standard deviation of TB, NRCS, and SSS, and the number of footprint observations collected during the seven-day cycle.  ...  We acknowledge PO.DAAC for distributing the Level 2 Aquarius data (version 2.0) and NSIDC for archiving and distributing the weekly gridded products presented in this paper. We also acknowledge A.  ... 
doi:10.5194/tc-8-905-2014 fatcat:vjckdkyvyzhyvdnauepxwikyzi

The Multifrequency Future for Remote Sensing of Sea Surface Salinity from Space

David M. Le Vine, Emmanuel P. Dinnat
2020 Remote Sensing  
For example, adding higher frequencies to improve the correction for sea surface temperature and lower frequencies to improve the sensitivity to salinity in cold water.  ...  Passive microwave remote sensing of sea surface salinity from space is done with measurements in the 27 MHz wide spectral window at 1.413 GHz (L-band) which is protected for passive use only.  ...  This is representative of the difference in sensitivity between measurements of SSS made at low latitude in the open ocean (warm water) and those made near melting ice in the Arctic.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12091381 fatcat:wpi4vsx3ebd57g5tejploro3ae

Satellite Salinity Observing System: Recent Discoveries and the Way Forward

Nadya Vinogradova, Tong Lee, Jacqueline Boutin, Kyla Drushka, Severine Fournier, Roberto Sabia, Detlef Stammer, Eric Bayler, Nicolas Reul, Arnold Gordon, Oleg Melnichenko, Laifang Li (+7 others)
2019 Frontiers in Marine Science  
Advances in L-band microwave satellite radiometry in the past decade, pioneered by ESA's SMOS and NASA's Aquarius and SMAP missions, have demonstrated an unprecedented capability to observe global sea  ...  for ocean prediction models.  ...  The unprecedented changes in sea ice melt, precipitation, and river runoff in the Arctic Ocean impact both geophysical and biochemical systems, including freshwater storage and export, ocean-ice-atmospheric  ... 
doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00243 fatcat:zomirl3h4vbpjjfamay3ipwqcy

Towards an enhanced SMOS Level 2 Ocean Salinity product

E. Olmedo, V. Gonzalez-Gambau, A. Turiel, S. Guimbard, C. Gonzalez-Haro, J. Martinez, Carolina Gabarro, M. Portabella, M. Arias, Roberto Sabia, Roger Oliva, I. Corbella
2020 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing  
a correction for the retrieved SSS.  ...  The quality of the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) measurements has been noticeably improved in the last years.  ...  In the official SMOS Level 2 Ocean Salinity processor an empirical correction of LSC is applied to the OTT corrected TB i.e. before the SSS retrieval.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jstars.2020.3034432 fatcat:ncjgj2oldfdszi7hbi4c5psnfu

Community review of Southern Ocean satellite data needs

A. Pope, P. Wagner, R. Johnson, J.D. Shutler, J. Baeseman, L. Newman
2016 Antarctic Science  
to safely conduct their activities in the Southern Ocean, and for space agencies to gain greater impact from Southern Ocean-related acquisitions and missions.  ...  This review represents the Southern Ocean community's satellite data needs for the coming decade.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors acknowledge the Climate and Cryosphere Project and the Southern Ocean Observing System.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0954102016000390 fatcat:rm4dtrapbvam3oukuapfdsoghq

Assessing the Relationship between Freshwater Flux and Sea Surface Salinity

Hao Liu, Zexun Wei, Xunwei Nie
2022 Remote Sensing  
Exploring the relationship between evaporation (E)-minus-precipitation (P) and sea surface salinity (SSS) is vital for understanding global hydrological cycle changes and investigating the salinity budget  ...  This study quantifies the uncertainty in the relationship between E−P and SSS based on satellite data over the 50°S–50°N ocean from 2012 to 2017 in 140 sets of combinations of E, P and SSS.  ...  Acknowledgments: This research thanks the National Natural Science Foundation of China (42006005, 41821004, 41806040) for their financial support.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs14092149 fatcat:pyfxvqoagbagvn5vs76bjw3xyi

ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity Mission: Mission Performance and Operations

Susanne Mecklenburg, Matthias Drusch, Yann H. Kerr, Jordi Font, Manuel Martin-Neira, Steven Delwart, Guillermo Buenadicha, Nicolas Reul, Elena Daganzo-Eusebio, Roger Oliva, Raffaele Crapolicchio
2012 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
The generation of Level 2 soil moisture and ocean salinity data is an ongoing activity with continuously improved processors.  ...  This phase was successfully completed in May 2010 and SMOS hassince beenin the routine operations phase and providing data products to the science community for overa year.  ...  derived from retrieval algorithms using three different models for the surface roughness correction and the brightness temperature retrieved at the top of atmosphere and on the sea surface, with the corresponding  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2012.2187666 fatcat:dk6dw5ldbfeypo7oer477gt4vy
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