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Introduction

The project SMOS Toolbox for BEAM (SMOS-Box) has been brought into life in order to support users of data acquired by ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission.

The SMOS-Box consists of a set of BEAM compliant software modules dedicated to the decoding, visualization and basic analysis of operational data products from the SMOS mission. It enables the user, primarily scientific and Cal/Val users, to import SMOS L1c and L2 science data products into the BEAM Toolbox and use the existing BEAM functionality to decode, display, manipulate, analyse and export SMOS data products to alternative formats. ESA/ESRIN is providing both BEAM and the SMOS-Box free of charge to the earth observation community.

The SMOS-Box software is developed by Brockmann Consult (BEAM Team) under ESA contract initiated by Steven Delwart (ESTEC) and coordinated by Peter Regner (ESRIN).

Publications
There is an article on the SMOS-Box and the Cal/Val data distribution, which is going to appear in the Proceedings of ESA's Living Planet Symposium 2010 held in Bergen, Norway.

Supported Product Types
The product types supported by Version 2.1 of the SMOS-Box are listed below.

Product Type

Level

Coverage

Description

SM_xxxx_MIR_SCLD1C

1c

Land

Dual-polarisation science data

SM_xxxx_MIR_SCLF1C

1c

Land

Full-polarisation science data

SM_xxxx_MIR_SCSD1C

1c

Sea

Dual-polarisation science data

SM_xxxx_MIR_SCSF1C

1c

Sea

Full-polarisation science data

SM_xxxx_MIR_BWLD1C

1c

Land

Dual-polarisation browse data

SM_xxxx_MIR_BWLF1C

1c

Land

Full-polarisation browse data

SM_xxxx_MIR_BWSD1C

1c

Sea

Dual-polarisation browse data

SM_xxxx_MIR_BWSF1C

1c

Sea

Full-polarisation browse data

SM_xxxx_MIR_SMUDP2

2

Land

Soil Moisture User Data Product

SM_xxxx_MIR_OSUDP2

2

Sea

Ocean Salinity User Data Product

SM_xxxx_AUX_DFFLAI

Aux

Land

Leaf Area Index derived from MODIS Data

SM_xxxx_AUX_ECMWF

Aux

Global

ECMWF data on the ISEA 4-9 DGG

SM_xxxx_AUX_LSMASK

Aux

Global

Land/Sea Mask

SM_xxxx_AUX_VTEC_C

Aux

Global

Consolidated Vertical Total Electron Content

SM_xxxx_AUX_VTEC_P

Aux

Global

Predicted Vertical Total Electron Content

License

The SMOS-Box is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. This program is distributed in the hope it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Source Code

The source code of the SMOS-Box software is available via the git repository at http://github.com/bcdev/smos-box.

Reporting Issues

You can submit SMOS-Box bug reports and feature request to the SMOS-Box issue tracker.

Download

Please choose an installer appropriate for your platform. Note that the SMOS-Box is an add-on for BEAM, thus all installers require an existing installation of BEAM (download here).

SMOS-Box for BEAM 4.9

Platform

Installer File

Size

Windows (XP, Vista and 7, 32 bit)

beam-smos-box_2.1.3_win32_installer.exe

48 MB

Windows (XP, Vista and 7, 64 bit)

beam-smos-box_2.1.3_win64_installer.exe

48 MB

Mac OS X (Leopard, Snow Leopard)

beam-smos-box_2.1.3_macos_installer.dmg

48 MB

Unix (including Linux)

beam-smos-box_2.1.3_unix_installer.sh

48 MB

SMOS-Box for BEAM 4.8

Platform

Installer File

Size

Windows (XP, Vista and 7)

beam-smos-box_2.1.1_windows_installer.exe

65 MB

Linux

beam-smos-box_2.1.1_linux_installer.sh

68 MB

Mac OS X (Leopard, Snow Leopard)

beam-smos-box_2.1.1_macos_installer.dmg

48 MB

Unix

beam-smos-box_2.1.1_unix_installer.sh

48 MB

SMOS-Box for BEAM 4.7.1

Platform

Installer File

Size

Windows (XP, Vista and 7)

beam-smos-box_2.0.1_windows_installer.exe

65 MB

Linux

beam-smos-box_2.0.1_linux_installer.sh

68 MB

Mac OS X (Leopard, Snow Leopard)

beam-smos-box_2.0.1_macos_installer.dmg

48 MB

Unix

beam-smos-box_2.0.1_unix_installer.sh

48 MB

Usage

The SMOS-Box tools can be invoked through the SMOS-Box toolbar, which by default is located to the right of the standard VISAT toolbar, as shown in the upper part of the right edge in the screenshot below. For further information on capabilities, limitations and usage of Version 2.1 of the SMOS-Box please consult the readme and the Java help files provided with the SMOS-Box.

Data Products

Please consult the ESA SMOS Site in order to obtain SMOS data products. Example SMOS data products can be downloaded from SMOS Sample Data. An archive of preliminary L1C and L2 SMOS data for testing the SMOS-Box is available at http://www.brockmann-consult.de/beam/data/lp2010-smos-box-training-data.zip (200 MB).

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