Science Meetings

Synthesizing SMOS Zero-Baselines with Aquarius Brightness Temperature Simulator
Colliander, A., Dinnat, E., Le Vine, D., and Kainulainen, J. (28-Sep-15)

The antenna pattern and observation geometry of the SMOS zero-baseline radiometer, which is used as a reference for the SMOS brightness temperature calibration, was applied to Aquarius simulator, which is used as a reference for the Aquarius brightness temperature calibration. In the preliminary analysis, simulations carried out over a three month period show remarkable agreement between the measurements and simulations. This fundamental agreement would indicate that the brightness temperature products of the two missions should be well correlated. Some discrepancies were also found, cause of which seems to be consistent with findings of other studies and can be corrected for.