Soil Moisture

Latest soil moisture instrument to be launched by NASA

On 28 January 2015, NASA will launch the new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP), a remote sensing tool capable of measuring moisture of the Earth’s soils with unprecedented accuracy and resolution.

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Wed, 07/01/2015 - 08:37

Data Application of the Month

Five years of soil moisture, ocean salinity and beyond

ESA's SMOS satellite in orbit (Image: ESA)

ESA’s SMOS satellite has clocked up more than one billion kilometers orbiting Earth to improve our understanding of our planet’s water cycle.

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Thu, 06/11/2014 - 11:02

Space application of the month: Measuring soil moisture

Soil moisture seasonality

What is soil moisture data used for?

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Space application of the month: Soil moisture


MEA: multi-product data exploitation system with global data coverage since 1978

The Multi-sensor Evolution Analysis (MEA) platform supports Earth Observation communities in loading, visualizing and analysing multi-dimensional datasets.


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Tue, 19/11/2013 - 11:31

Europe: Satellite measures pre-flood record soil moisture

Soil moisture from SMOS

Massive floods have heavily affected regions in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and other European countries over the past days taking at least five human lives and causing damages of a yet undetermined extent. In order to better prepare for such floods in the future, satellites such as ESA's SMOS could help to improve the accuracy of flood prediction by measuring the soil moisture.


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Fri, 07/06/2013 - 15:17


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