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SMAP - Soil Moisture Active Passive - Mapping soil moisture and freeze/thaw state from Space
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The accuracy, resolution and global coverage of SMAP soil moisture and freeze/thaw measurements would be invaluable across many science and


SMAP will contribute soil moisture data to flash flood guidance maps, which are used daily by forecasters and meteorologists to predict floods.


Two new satellites will be placed into orbit in 2014, with significant implications for hydrology, climate science, drought prediction, and flood

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