Earth Observation Mission News
SMOS joins forces with top weather forecasting system
12 June 2019
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.
Image credit: ESA - Future potential use of SMOS