02 Jun '18, 7am

#ImagenDeLaTierra NASA Soil Moisture Data Advances Global Crop Forecasts

“If you have better soil moisture data and information on anomalies, you’ll be able to predict, for example, the occurrence and development of drought,” said Iliana Mladenova, a research scientist who helped develop the tools along with John Bolten at NASA Goddard. SMAP data are being incorporated into USDA’s Crop Explorer website , a clearinghouse for global agricultural growing conditions such as soil moisture, temperature, precipitation, and vegetation health. USDA regional crop analysts need accurate soil moisture information to better predict where there could be too little or too much water in the soil to support crops. The USDA currently uses computer models that incorporate precipitation and temperature observations to indirectly calculate soil moisture. This approach, however, is prone to error in areas lacking high-quality, ground-based instrumentation. Mladenova...

Full article: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=92228&...

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