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New posts in the Notes from the Field blog - SMAP: Adopt a Satellite
Earth Observatory , 10 hours ago
Soil Moisture Mission Rockets to Orbit
Earth Observatory , 10 hours ago
The SMAP mission lifts off to make the most accurate, high-resolution soil moisture measurements ever collected from space.
New posts in the Notes from the Field blog - Aw, SMAP!
Earth Observatory , January 30, 2015
New posts in the Notes from the Field blog - From a Roadside View to a Global View
Earth Observatory , January 30, 2015
Snow in the Northeastern United States
Earth Observatory , January 30, 2015
A blizzard brought snow to New England and moderate snow to the Middle Atlantic.
Reef in the Southern Gulf of Mexico
Earth Observatory , January 30, 2015
Arrecife Alacranes, Spanish for "Scorpion Reef," is the largest reef in the southern Gulf of Mexico.
Notes from the Field: Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Launch
Earth Observatory , January 29, 2015
Knowledge of soil moisture is important for applications such as weather forecasting, crop monitoring, and flood prediction. For a global picture of this key parameter, NASA is launching the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite.
New posts in the Notes from the Field blog - The Reveal
Earth Observatory , January 29, 2015
Twin Tropical Cyclones
Earth Observatory , January 29, 2015
Two storms in the Indian Ocean churned quite close to each other, but not close enough to tango.
Flooding along the Shire River, Mozambique and Malawi
Earth Observatory , January 29, 2015
Heavy rains in southern Africa caused severe flooding along the Shire River in January 2015.
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