Earth  ID: 30596

NASA Soil Moisture Mission Produces First Global Maps

With its antenna now spinning at full speed, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully re-tested its science instruments and generated its first global maps, a key step to beginning routine science operations next month.

Here these first maps have been prepared for use on NASA's hyperwall.
 

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http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA18057

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA18058

http://smap.jpl.nasa.gov


Credits

Jeff Piepmeier (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Eric Sokolowsky (GST): Project Support
Simon Yueh (NASA/JPL CalTech): Scientist
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Mission:
Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP)

Keywords:
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/Engineering >> Microwave
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/Engineering >> Radar
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Agriculture >> Soils >> Soil Moisture/Water Content
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/Engineering >> Microwave >> Microwave Imagery
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/Engineering >> Radar >> Radar Backscatter
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> Presentation
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