Aquarius Soil Moisture 2011 -2015
This visualization shows soil moisture measurements taken by NASA’s Aquarius instrument from August 2011 to May 2015. 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.
Aquarius Soil Moisture flat map Aug. 2011 -- May 2015.
Aquarius color bar showing soil moisture range from 0 to 0.4 volumetric fraction, going from red to green to blue.
Aquarius Soil Moisture Mollweide projection Aug. 2011 - May 2015.
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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
- Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC) [Lead]
Datasets used in this visualization
Aquarius SSS (Sea Surface Salinity)ID: 774Observed Data Collected with Microwave Radiometer NASA
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