Tag Archives: water reserves

NASA’s Earth Mission SMAP All Set to Map Frozen Soil by April End

NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission launched on January 31 to measure moisture on the top few inches of soil globally will begin monitoring the frozen or thawed landscape by April-end. SMAP will monitor the landscape north of 45 degrees north latitude (about the latitude of Minneapolis) every two days. The primary mission of SMAP is to measure the ...

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4 New NASA Missions Exploring Deep on Earth, 1 More to Begin Soon

Four new NASA Earth-observing missions are collecting data from space – with a fifth newly in orbit – after the busiest year of NASA Earth science launches in more than a decade. On Feb 27 last year, NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched the Earth-observing Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory into space from Japan. NASA’s ...

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