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ESA Space for Our Climate features nearly 4 decades of soil moisture data availability

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A new ESA article features that 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. See a video of daily global soil moisture and read more here.

The image shows soil moisture anomalies in the United States and the Gulf of Mexico for the last 10 days of August 2017. Blue depicts areas with higher soil moisture than usual, while brown shows lower soil moisture than usual for this time of the year. The image clearly shows the impact of Hurricane Harvey in southern Texas.