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.
In this activity, students explore three indicators of drought are: soil moisture, lack of precipitation, and decreased streamflows. Students investigate each of these parameters develop a sense for the effects of drought on land.
Use the Data Literacy Cubes to guide students’ exploration of data to enrich their observations and inferences. This is a flexible resource that may be used with a variety of graphical representations of data. This activity requires a graph for students to evaluate. For the purposes