New release of Europe SMOS L4 Soil Moisture at 1 km

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We are pleased to release the latest version of the cloud-free BEC L4 soil moisture at 1 km over Europe. The L4 soil moisture v4 maps are produced from the synergy of:

  • SMOS L1C brightness temperature,
  • European Center for Medium Weather Forecast (ECMWF) land surface temperature (LST),
  • Terra Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI).

The downscaling technique uses the BEC L3 soil moisture v3 as benchmark.
A detailed explanation of the downscaling algorithm and the resulting product is included in BEC Land Products Description


Please, do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any question or comment at smos-bec@icm.csic.es. Your feedback is most welcome!

Enjoy the products!

BEC team