Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Ocean Sci., 15, 1191–1206, 2019

Special issue: The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS):...

Ocean Sci., 15, 1191–1206, 2019

Research article 06 Sep 2019

Research article | 06 Sep 2019

Evaluation of Arctic Ocean surface salinities from the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission against a regional reanalysis and in situ data

Jiping Xie et al.

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