ESA CCI SM v08.1

Download CCI SM v08.1

The latest version v08.1 includes data to December 31st, 2022. The algorithm has been updated as follows:

Further information can be found in the documentation. Licensing conditions follow the principles of openness and transparency wherever applicable. All ECV data products resulting from the project are freely accessible.

Downloading the Data

The ftp site is only accessible via SFTP (secure file transfer protocol). You will need to use ftp software that can handle this protocol, e.g. Filezilla. You will need to set the communication port to 22. If you cannot access it please recheck the login credentials, and port settings, and re-try. If you cannot access to the ftp site after number of attempts over a couple of days, please contact us via the e-mail addresses provided in e-mail you received with the login credentials.

If you download the data in the zipped format, this can be extracted using software such as 7-zip or via the command line.

Using the Data

For information on how to use the product, please read the Product User Guide (PUG). This is also available in the docs folder of the FTP site (from which the data can be downloaded).

A package is available in python for reading the data as daily images and converting these images to time series and reading them.

Any software that can handle CF conform data should be able to import the raw .nc files (e.g. CDO, NCO, QGIS, ArCGIS, Matlab, R, ...). You can also use the GUI software Panoply to view each file.

Citing the data

The following citations are compulsory with the use of the dataset:

Further information

If you are interested in previous product versions, please visit the CEDA Archive or send us a request at: