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SMOS joins forces with top weather forecasting system

12 June 2019

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As of yesterday, 11 June 2019, measurements from ESA's SMOS mission are being fully integrated into ECMWF's forecasting system, allowing for a more accurate description of water content in soil.

Since its launch in 2009, ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission has been providing global observations of emissions from Earth's surface, particularly soil moisture and ocean salinity – two important variables in the water cycle.

Source: ESA

Image credit: ESA - Future potential use of SMOS

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