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SMOS Soil Moisture Buildup Animation

May 21, 2010

SMOS will provide global information on surface soil moisture every three days within an accuracy of 4% at a spatial resolution of 50 km. This is comparable to being able to detect one teaspoonful of water mixed into a handful of soil. Credits: ESA /AOES Medialab