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Sea Surface salinity


Measurement Definition*: Salinity of seawater in the surface layer (upper ~ 1 m if observed in MW). In the open ocean the correct term should be “halinity” with reference of the diversity of salts involved - Measuring Units psu, Uncertainty Units psu

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MIRAS (SMOS)
Microwave Imaging Radiometer using Aperture Synthesis (MIRAS)
Operational
Objective is to demonstrate observations of sea surface salinity and soil moisture in support of climate, meteorology, hydrology, and oceanography applications.Multi-purpose imaging MW radiometer
* Description adapted from WMO.
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