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.
This is a rotating globe with soil moisture maps made by the Aquarius instrument aboard the Aquarius/SAC-D satellite.
This is a video demonstrating soil moisture in different weather.
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Aquarius Soil Moisture
Monday, July 7, 2014 at 4:00AM
Produced by - Richard Chen