M. Zribi, M. Pardé, J. Boutin, P. Fanise, D. Hauser, M. Dechambre, Y. Kerr, M. Leduc-Leballeur, G. Reverdin, Niels Skou, Sten Schmidl Søbjærg, C. Albergel, C. Calvet, J.P. Wigneron, E. Lopez-Baeza, K. Saleh, A. Ruis, J. Tenerelli

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The CAROLS \Cooperative Airborne Radiometer for Ocean and Land Studies" L band radiometer was designed and built as a copy of the EMIRAD II radiometer constructed by the Technical University of Denmark team. It is a fully polarimetric and direct sampling corre- lation radiometer. CAROLS is installed on board a dedicated French ATR42 research aircraft, in conjunction with other airborne instruments. Following initial laboratory quali¯cations and other scienti¯c campaigns, SMOS CAL/VAL campaigns involving 22 °ights were carried out over South West France, the Valencia site and the Bay of Biscay (Atlantic Ocean) in spring 2010, in coordination with in situ ¯eld campaigns.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium Proceedings
Publication date2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event29th Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium - Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 20 Mar 201123 Mar 2011
Conference number: 29


Conference29th Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium
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Zribi, M., Pardé, M., Boutin, J., Fanise, P., Hauser, D., Dechambre, M., ... Tenerelli, J. (2011). CAROLS SMOS CAL/VAL Campaigns. In Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium Proceedings (pp. 65-69)