Earth  ID: 4401

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.

Visualization Credits

Cheng Zhang (USRA): Lead Animator
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
Aquarius/Microwave Radiometer/Sea Surface Salinity
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Keywords:
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Earth