Earth  ID: 11604

NASA's Aquarius Returns Global Maps of Soil Moisture

NASA's Aquarius instrument has released its first released worldwide maps of soil moisture. Soil moisture, the water contained within soil particles, is an important player in Earth's water cycle. This animated version of Aquarius' measurements reveals a dynamic pattern of worldwide shifts between dry and moist soils.

Here is the YouTube video.

 

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http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasas-aquarius-returns-global-maps-of-soil-moisture


Credits

Lead Data Visualizer:
Trent L. Schindler (USRA)

Data Visualizer:
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC)

Scientists:
Rajat Bindlish (USDA-ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory)
Tom Jackson (USDA-ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory)

Lead Producer:
Kayvon Sharghi (USRA)

Producer:
Joy Ng (USRA)

Animator:
Joy Ng (USRA)

Video Editor:
Joy Ng (USRA)

Narration:
Kayvon Sharghi (USRA)
Joy Ng (USRA)

Narrator:
Joy Ng (USRA)

Project Support:
Aaron E Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.)

Writer:
Maria-Jose Vinas Garcia (Telophase Corp)

Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
Aquarius

This item is part of this series:
Narrated Movies

Goddard TV Tape:
G2014-062 -- Aquarius Soil Moisture

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> Aquarius
DLESE >> Narrated
NASA Science >> Earth
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Climate Indicators >> Land Surface/agriculture Indicators >> Soil Moisture
SVS >> Salinity
SVS >> SMAP

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0