SMOS - Brightness Temperature

A very promising data set targeting daily sea ice thickness. Especially during Winter freeze-up thickness retrieval up to 0.5m appears possible. Once the science is settled and ice temperature, salinity, snow load, etc. fit into the equation every ice breaker's navigator will welcome this product.

The images below map only values between 105°K and 260°K, missing values are transparent. Files (netCDF) and further info are available at icdc.zmaw.de/l3b_smos_tb.html.

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RIP Seymour Laxon