Learn how this new NASA satellite will help monitor droughts here on Earth

February 4, 2015 by  
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NASA launched an unmanned rocket last weekend to put a satellite into orbit that is expected to improve drought monitoring and flood forecasting. The satellite will be capturing data about moisture in the soil during its three-year mission. NASA’s Delta II “workhorse rocket” took off Saturday morning without incident after two delays, and weather researchers are eagerly awaiting the first updates, which could be used to help farmers prepare for drought conditions and warn people about dangerous flash floods. Read the rest of Learn how this new NASA satellite will help monitor droughts here on Earth Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: drought monitoring , flash flood warning , flood forecasting , flooding forecast , moisture in soil , nasa , rocket , rocket launch , Satellite , SMAP , soil moisture , Soil Moisture Active Passive , Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite , weather

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Learn how this new NASA satellite will help monitor droughts here on Earth

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