The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) V3.0 validated data are available from Remote Sensing Systems. The near-polar orbit of SMAP allows for complete global coverage of the oceans in 3 days with a repeat cycle of 8 days. Only Level-3 products of the SMAP SSS V3.0 validated release are archived in this dataset:
- 8-day running averages
- monthly averages
- monthly (RF) rain-filtered averages
All products are provided at two spatial resolutions: 40km and 70km. For most open ocean applications, the 70km products are the best to use as they have significantly lower noise. All files are in NetCDF 4 format and are CF/ACDD compliant.
2015-03-31 12:00 +0000 to 2022-07-07 12:00 +0000
Remote Sensing Systems
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