The 'Satellite & In Situ Salinity
(SISS) Working Group:Understanding Stratification and Sub-Footprint
Processes' works on improving the understanding of the link between
L-band satellite (SMOS and Aquarius) remotely sensed salinity (for approximately the top 1 cm of the sea surface) and in situ measured salinity (routinely measured at a few meters depths by ships and ARGO floats but recently accessible to up to few cm depth by new profilers, and by surface drifters ...) and on developping practical methodologies for relating satellite salinity to other estimates of sea surface
salinity. During this working group, we'll resume work done since the 2014 ocean science meeting, and discuss future plans.