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Nearly four decades of soil moisture data now available

03 November 2017

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A new, long-term and global dataset of soil moisture measurements from space has been released to help us better understand the water cycle and climate, monitor agriculture and manage our water resources.

The amount of water held in global soils makes up only about 0.001% of the total water found on Earth, but still plays a crucial role in regulating plant growth, our weather and climate.

Source: ESA

Image credit: C3S/ECMWF/TU Wien/VanderSat/EODC/AWST/Soil Moisture CCI - August 2017 soil moisture anomalies

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