SMOS NG Requirements
Review of L-band data applications
After the first set of L-band missions (SMOS, Aquarius, SMAP…), new applications and science topics emerged for both operational and science users. In this context, this project defined the requirements for future low frequency passive microwave observation systems (specifically L-band) based on end-user requirements, both operational and science teams, and to specify their needs in terms of information requirements and geophysical data products.
isardSAT led the review of applications using L-band data. This list reported for each product: accuracy in physical units, temporal and spatial resolution requirements, application readiness level, scientist readiness level, and L-band uniqueness.