Satellite to Determine Amount of Moisture in Soil in the World

19.01.2016

NASA is preparing to launch the next mission: on January 29, the carrier rocket Delta-2 will orbit the machine, which is able to accurately determine the maximum soil moisture throughout the planet. Built-in radar and radiometer will help to make measurements to a depth of 5 centimeters.

Satellite to Determine Amount of Moisture in Soil in the World

The information will be used by meteorologists to predict weather, drought and floods. This data is extremely important for agriculture. Also, experts hope to learn more about water cycle and its relationship with energy and heat exchange to control the amount of water on Earth.