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SMOS Level 2 Ocean Salinity

The Level 2 OS product comprises sea surface salinity measurements geo-located in an equal-area grid system ISEA 4H9. The product contains one single swath based Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) retrieved with and without Land-Sea contamination correction, SSS anomaly based on WOA-2009 referred to Land-Sea corrected SSS, brightness temperature at the top of the atmosphere and at the sea surface with their corresponding uncertainties. The pixels are consolidated in a pole-to-pole product file (50 minutes of sensing time), with a maximum size of about 10MB (25MB uncompressed data) per half orbit (29 half orbits per day). Spatial resolution is in the range of 30-50 km.

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