All radiometer data products from NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission are now available at the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
With data from SMAP, researchers are able to visualize the path of Hurricane Patricia. The storm brought drought-ending precipitation as seen by the recent reports given by the U.S. drought monitor.
NASA SMAP observatory managers have determined its radar can no longer return data, but the mission continues to produce high-quality science with its radiometer instrument.
NASA's new satellite mission to map the water in the soil under our feet has completed its initial calibration of instrument science data.
Maps of global soil moisture were created using data from the radiometer on NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory. Each image is a composite of three days of data, centered on April 15, 18 and 22, 2015.