- An improved calibration methodology was applied to Level-1 brightness temperatures, which uses:
* the internal instrument reference load (instead of the global ocean as in V4)
* deep space measurements during monthly cold sky maneuvers and special cold sky maneuvers with stable open-ocean background to concurrently retrieve all calibration parameters
* a longer temporal baseline of cold sky records.
For the full major and minor version history, go to https://nsidc.org/data/smap/data_versions.