Flip-Sides of Soil Moisture

Download this page in PDF format Soil moisture is an interesting measurement as it can be used to monitor two diametrically opposed conditions, namely floods and droughts. This was highlighted last week by maps produced from satellite data for the … Continue reading

Earth observation satellites in space in 2016

Download this page in PDF format If you’d like the 2017 update, please click here. Earth Observation (EO) satellites account for just over one quarter of all the operational satellites currently orbiting the Earth. As noted last week there are … Continue reading

SMAP ready to map!

Download this page in PDF format On the 31st January NASA launched their Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite, generally known by the more pronounceable acronym SMAP, aboard the Delta 2 rocket. It will go into a near polar sun-synchronous orbit … Continue reading