NASA's Aquarius Returns Global Maps of Soil Moisture

  • Released Monday, July 7, 2014

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.

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This page was originally published on Monday, July 7, 2014.
This page was last updated on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 12:18 AM EST.


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  • Aquarius Soil Moisture (ID: 2014062)
    Monday, July 7, 2014 at 4:00AM
    Produced by - Richard Chen (NASA)