The European radar satellite Sentinel-1A has captured the rupture of the recent major earthquake in Napa Valley, California, USA. The quake on 24 August 2014 was the biggest one in 25 years.
At present no ground or satellite based global network infrastructure exists for monitoring soil moisture on a local level.
A new instrument to fight the exponential increase of wildfires, WIFIRE, is currently being prepared in California, USA.
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