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Launchpad: Space Age Technologies Measure Soil Moisture

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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. Show less
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