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For the second year in a row, drought has overtaken much of the United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using soil moisture data from Crop Condition and Soil Moisture Analytics (Crop-CASMA) and evaporative stress index data from SERVIR. Story by Michael Carlowicz.

Published June 11, 2021
Data acquired May 28 - June 5, 2021

Sources:
Aqua > MODIS
SMAP
Terra > MODIS
Collection:
Applied Sciences