Soil Moisture - Ocean Salinity combined image November 2011Soil Moisture – Ocean Salinity combined image November 2011
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:

Ocean variables

Sea Surface Salinity

These products have been generated from SMOS Level 1B products provided by ESA using a new methodological approach to cope with land and RFI contamination. This methodology is known as Debiased non-Bayesian and it is described at [Olmedo2017]

– Click here to access to Global products (2011-2019)

– Click here to access to Mediterranean and North Atlantic products (2011-2016)

– Click here to access to High latitude and Arctic products (2011-2019)

– Click here to access to Baltic products (2011-2019)

– Click here to access to Black Sea products (2011-2020)

[Olmedo2017] E. Olmedo, J. Martínez, A. Turiel, J. Ballabrera-Poy, M. Portabella, Debiased non-Bayesian retrieval: A novel approach to SMOS Sea Surface Salinity, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 193, 2017, Pages 103-126, ISSN 0034-4257,
10.1016/j.rse.2017.02.023.

Sea Ice Concentration

Arctic sea ice concentration
Click here to access to SIC product

Singularity Exponents

This product is useful for front identification, eddy tracking and assessing mesoscale activity.

Click here to access to singularity exponents from OSTIA SST products

Land variables

Soil Moisture related data is available in Land section