offer of mission engineer/post-doc on SMOS Soil Moisture product performance

The SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) satellite is a passive microwave interferometer that monitors the Earth surface emission at L-band (1.4 GHz) since Nov 2009. This ESA (European Space Agency) and CNES (Centre Nationales d’Etudes Spatiales) mission allows to retrieve surface soil moisture (SM) and the vegetation optical depth (L-VOD) over land surfaces at global scale. …

The aim of this project is then to :
i) assess the performances of SMOS SM compared to existing database, but most importantly, to specify the areas where SMOS fulfills its requirements (precision < 0.04 m3/m3) ;
ii) to study the sub-footprint variability of SMOS measurement (~40km spatial resolution) and better assess the mismatch between low-spatial-resolution satellite data and high-resolution in-situ measurements and ;
iii) research developments using Neural Network is foreseen.

the complete offer HERE

The post-doctoral fellow will be based at CESBIO in Toulouse.
Inquires and applications (resume and motivation letter) should be sent before Mid April, 2021, by e-mail to Arnaud Mialon (arnaud.mialon ), Yann Kerr (yann.kerr and Philippe Richaume (philippe.richaume

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