Agronomist to help NASA confirm soil moisture data

Agronomist to help NASA confirm soil moisture data

Satellite collecting soil moisture data to help gain more accurate understanding of weather and climate.

RIGHT now, orbiting the Earth about 426 miles above the planet's surface is the National Aeronautics & Space Administration's (NASA) Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite.

Its mechanical arm has extended, and it'll start to spin soon. This summer, the SMAP satellite will begin tracking the moisture content of soil all over the world, laying the groundwork for a better understanding of weather and climate, especially as they relate to fl

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