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SMOS Images Europe’s Dry Soils From Space
2012-05-31 03:05:53

The trend of below-average rainfall across Europe has continued into the first months of 2012. ESA´s SMOS water mission has revealed the negative consequences of this recent bout of ℠good´ weather. Western Europe is experiencing a severe lack of water because of this trend. Concern about the deficit of water is rising across European countries and their respective water agencies, in particular in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. The absence of sufficient water...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'