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SMAP - Soil Moisture Active Passive - Mapping soil moisture and freeze/thaw state from Space
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NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft has arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, to begin final preparations for launch.

Visit NASA's Climate Kids website to learn how NASA is planning to keep track of water in soil.

Currently, there is no ground- or satellite-based global network monitoring soil moisture at a local level. SMAP will collect the kind of local data

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