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Our World: What Is Soil?
Learn about soil and how different kinds of soil hold moisture. See how NASA plans to use measurements from the Soil Moisture Active Passive Mission, or SMAP, to make Our World a better place to live.
Real World: What Is Soil Moisture?
What is the connection between water, soil, and carbon cycles? The answer may be in the soil beneath your feet. See how NASA plans to measure soil moisture from space with the Soil Moisture Active Passive Mission, or SMAP. Learn to calculate soil moisture in your own backyard and discover the real world applications for this data.
Launchpad: Space Age Technologies Measure Soil Moisture
Learn how NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive Mission, or SMAP, will use new technologies to help answer questions raised in the National Research Councils' Decadal Survey. See what kind of modeling and forecasting applications the data from this mission will provide as it measures the soil moisture that cools Earth's surface and provides water to the atmosphere and plants.