Mediterranean and North Atlantic SMOS SSS maps V2.0

SSS maps in the Mediterranean Sea and North Atlantic are computed at BEC using a new methodological approach to cope with land and RFI contamination.


Two different products are generated

Objective analised data

Daily map of 9 day objective analysed data in a rectangular grid at 0.25º resolution, from 2011 to 2016.


Fused data

Daily fused with OSTIA SST maps in a rectangular grid at 0.05o resolution, from 2011 to 2016

These maps have been validated with near-surface measurements provided by Argo profilers, which allow us to define several quality metrics.

Related documents

Olmedo et al, “Improving SMOS Sea Surface Salinity in the Western Mediterranean Sea through Multivariate and Multifractal Analysis” Remote Sens. 2018, 10(3), 485; doi:10.3390/rs10030485