Aquarius Soil Moisture
This visualization shows soil moisture measurements taken by NASA’s Aquarius instrument from September 2011 to September 2013. Soil moisture, the water contained within soil particles, is an important player in Earth's water cycle. It is essential for plant life and influences weather and climate. Satellite readings of soil moisture will help scientists better understand the climate system and have potential for a wide range of applications, from advancing climate models, weather forecasts, drought monitoring and flood prediction to informing water management decisions and aiding in predictions of agricultural productivity. Here, soil moisture in the top 2 inches of the land is visible.
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Datasets used in this visualization
Aquarius Aquarius Soil Moisture (Soil Moisture)ID: 947Observed Data Collected with Microwave Radiometer
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