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Real World: What Is Soil Moisture?

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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.

Published on: November 07, 2013

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NASA, eClips, Real World, middle school, video, education, technology, science, engineering, mathematics, Earth/Space systems; earth patterns, cylces, and change; weather, climate models; water; soil; moisture; global map; flood models; drought; Soil Moist
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  • NASA JPL SMAP. 6-8

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