Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
Breaking News
ICIMOD and Radiant.Earth Establish Strategic Cooperation to Advance Earth Observation Applications and SDG Progress
KATHMANDU, Nepal and WASHINGTON - The International Centre for...
International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2018 Conference Program Announced & Registration Open
(Portland, ME) - The organizers of International LiDAR Mapping...
Peruvian Government: “Satellite investment recovered after first year of operations”
Lima, 07/12/2017 – PerúSAT-1 has completed its first year...
Esri Publishes a Textbook on How to Use ArcGIS Pro
Redlands, California—Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, today...
PlanetObserver Presents New PlanetSAT Updates Imagery Basemap of the United States and Mexico
Clermont-Ferrand, France – The French company PlanetObserver, specialized in...

SoilMoisture_ESA

The SMOS mission monitors the amount of water held in soil surface layers and the concentration of salt in seawater’s top layer.

The European Space Agency’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission monitors the amount of water held in soil surface layers and the concentration of salt in seawater’s top layer. Soil moisture helps forecasters with floods and droughts, as saturated soil cannot absorb additional water, and the detection of soil water deficiency is closely tied to agricultural yield.

Measuring soil moisture in the root zone during the growing season can be used to gauge plant stress and detect and forecast drought severity. This information is helpful for famine warning systems.

New satellite missions for soil moisture measurements include the European Space Agency’s recently launched Sentinel-1 and NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft, which will be launched no earlier than mid-December 2014. Thermal bands of optical sensors, such as Landsat 8’s bands 10 and 11, also can be used to estimate soil moisture.

Read the full story. 

Comments are closed.

SoilMoisture_ESA

The SMOS mission monitors the amount of water held in soil surface layers and the concentration of salt in seawater’s top layer.

The European Space Agency’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission monitors the amount of water held in soil surface layers and the concentration of salt in seawater’s top layer. Soil moisture helps forecasters with floods and droughts, as saturated soil cannot absorb additional water, and the detection of soil water deficiency is closely tied to agricultural yield.

Measuring soil moisture in the root zone during the growing season can be used to gauge plant stress and detect and forecast drought severity. This information is helpful for famine warning systems.

New satellite missions for soil moisture measurements include the European Space Agency’s recently launched Sentinel-1 and NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft, which will be launched no earlier than mid-December 2014. Thermal bands of optical sensors, such as Landsat 8’s bands 10 and 11, also can be used to estimate soil moisture.

Read the full story. 

Comments are closed.