CryoSMOS project

SMOS research products for the Cryosphere in Antarctica

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
    Contact: Giovanni Macelloni,
  2. estimation of ice thickness
    Contact: Niels Skou,
  3. indicator of the origin of ice-shelves variability
    Contact: Lars Kaleschke,
  4. surface melting occurrence
    More information: 

The project consortium includes:

  • IFAC - Institute of Applied Physic – “Nello Carrara”, CNR, Italy
  • IGE - Institut des Geosciences de l'Environnement - France
  • CESBIO – Centre D’Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphere National Space Institute – France
  • DTU - Technical University of Denmark – Denmark
  • UHAM – University of Hamburg, Germany

More information at:

Data policy

The CryoSMOS data are freely disseminated, however the use of this data in a publication we request that the following acknowledgement be given:
“Data have been developed in the ESA Project - “Cryosmos. STSE SMOS+Cryosphere”. ESA contract No.4000112262/14/I-NB”.


Product access

HTTPS access

These research products are freely available on HTTPS:

FTP access

These research products are freely available on FTP:
user: ext-catds-cecsm
password: catds2010
chdir: Cryo_products
or (no longer works in the recent versions of most of the web browers)

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