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NASA Soil Moisture Data Advances Global Crop Forecasts

The amount of water contained in the top few centimeters of soil is small on a global scale, but it is critical for agriculture analysts trying to monitor commodity production and humanitarian need.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using soil moisture data courtesy of Nazmus Sazib/NASA GSFC and the SMAP Science Team. Story by Kate Ramsayer, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, with Mike Carlowicz, NASA Earth Observatory.

Published June 1, 2018
Data acquired May 1, 2016 - May 18, 2018

Source:
SMAP
Collection:
Applied Sciences