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Soil Moisture in the United States
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Soil Moisture in the United States

Views from the ground and from space are helping scientists understand how soil moisture affects U.S. agriculture.

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NASA Soil Moisture Data Advances Global Crop Forecasts
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NASA Soil Moisture Data Advances Global Crop Forecasts

The amount of water contained in the top few centimeters of soil is small on a global scale, but it is critical for agriculture analysts trying to monitor commodity production and humanitarian need.

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Looking for Salt, Seeing Soil Moisture
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Looking for Salt, Seeing Soil Moisture

The Aquarius instrument was designed to study ocean salinity, but it is also making an important contribution to studies of the water cycle on land.

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Soil Moisture Around the World
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Soil Moisture Around the World

Satellite sensors uncover a global view of the water hidden between soil particles.

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Intensifying Drought in the American Southwest
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Intensifying Drought in the American Southwest

Temperatures across much of the region in 2018 have been well above the norms, while precipitation has been well below—a recipe for struggling farmers and concerned forest fire managers.

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Despite Rain, Drought Lingers in the United States
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Despite Rain, Drought Lingers in the United States

Though a series of winter storms provided some relief, a pair of satellites operated by NASA shows that groundwater supplies remained unusually low in many parts of the country.

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A Costly Drought in Argentina
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A Costly Drought in Argentina

A hot, dry growing season has scorched soybean and corn crops in the Pampas.

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Signs of the U.S. Drought Are Underground
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Signs of the U.S. Drought Are Underground

The GRACE satellites can detect the movement and depletion of water supplies at and below Earth’s surface.

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A Dry Winter Brings Drought to the US
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A Dry Winter Brings Drought to the US

By late February 2018, an estimated 55 percent of the continental U.S. was classified as abnormally dry.

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