Test your knowledge of soil moisture and its effect on global populations. Soil moisture is the amount of water contained in the soil.
On June 27, 2018, an illegal campfire caused the third-largest wildfire in Colorado state history, known as the Spring Creek Fire.
By Kate Ramsayer,
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Images of soil moisture conditions in Texas near Houston, generated by NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite before and after the landfall of Hurricane Harvey can be used to monitor changing ground condition
NASA SMAP Data Provide Insights for Weather, Agriculture, Climate
The purpose of this activity is for students to create a desktop soil profile based on the biome region of the United States where your school is located.
Students review Earth System phenomena that are affected by soil moisture. They analyze and evaluate maps of seasonal global surface air temperature and soil moisture data from NASA satellites.
In this activity, students investigate three different soil samples with varying moisture content. They use a soil moisture probe to determine the percentage (by volume) of water in each of the soil samples.