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Acknowledgments

Funding for the Satellite Sea-Surface Salinity Quality Monitor (4SQM) effort has been provided by the NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) Ocean Remote Sensing Program.

The data used by this site is provided courtesy of:

    National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA)
    Aquarius Mission data

    • Level-2 (swath) data
      • Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
        • Aquarius Data Processing System “quick-look” SSS Level-2 data
      • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
        • Aquarius Data Processing System “official” version SSS Level-2 data
        • Aquarius Combined Active-Passive (CAP) data
    • Level-3 (gridded) data
      • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
        • Aquarius Data Processing System “official” version SSS Level-3 data
        • Aquarius Combined Active-Passive (CAP) data

    European Space Agency Soil Moisture -
    Ocean Salinity (SMOS) Mission data

    • Level-2 (swath) data
      • European Space Agency
        • SMOS SSS Level-2 data, in conjunction with ESA Category-1 Project, “Applications of SMOS sea-surface salinity data to improved operational modeling,” Principal Investigator Dr. Eric Bayler (NOAA/NESDIS/STAR)
    • Level-3 (gridded) data
      • SMOS Barcelona Expert Centre (SMOS BEC) SMOS SSS Level-3 data

    Argo

    • Profiles
      • Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE)
    • Gridded Data
      • Asia-Pacific Data Research Center

    NOAA climatology data

    • NOAA National Ocean Service (NOS) National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), formerly the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC)
      • World Ocean Atlas 2013 (WOA13), 0.25-degree grid (Zweng et al., 2013)
 

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