SMOS and SMAP: from Lessons Learned to Future Mission Requirements

Yann H Kerr1, jean-Pierre Wigneron2, Francois Cabot3, Maria Jose Escorihuela4, Eric Anterrieu3, Bernard Rouge3, Nemesio Rodriguez Fernandez3, Rajat Bindlish5, Ali Khazaal3, Ahmad Al-Bitar6, Arnaud Mialon3 and Guy Lesthievent1, (1)CNES French National Center for Space Studies, Toulouse Cedex 09, France, (2)INRA Bordeaux-Aquitaine, ISPA, Villenave d'Ornon Cedex, France, (3)Centre d'Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphere, Toulouse Cedex 9, France, (4)Isardsat, Barcelona, Spain, (5)Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (6)CNRS, CESBIO, Paris Cedex 16, France