4 SMOS research products for the Cryosphere available

The CryoSMOS project, funded by European Space Agency (ESA), aims to evaluate the capability of SMOS observations in retrieving glaciological parameters or in following climatic processes in Antarctica. The study focuses on some broad areas of the continent having specific physical characteristics: the Antarctic Plateau, the ice-shelves and the coastal region; four research SMOS derived products have been developed:

  1. estimation of internal ice-sheet temperature
  2. estimation of ice thickness
  3. indicator of the origin of ice-shelves variability
  4. surface melting occurrence

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