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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-17 Earth SMAP
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This animation shows a time lapse of sea surface salinity and soil moisture from NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite from April 2015 through February 2019.
PIA23146:
SMAP Sea Surface Salinity and Soil Moisture Time Lapse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-11 Earth SMAP
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Data from NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite have been used to create new surface flooding maps near Mexico Beach, Florida following Hurricane Michael.
PIA22754:
NASA's SMAP Detects Flooding from Hurricane Michael
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 Earth SMAP
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This image from NASA's SMAP shows one more snap shot of Hurricane Michael on Oct. 9, 2018. Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida panhandle Wednesday as a major Category 4 storm.
PIA22751:
Hurricane Michael as seen by SMAP
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-09 Earth SMAP
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This image from NASA's SMAP shows ocean surface winds under Hurricane Michael on Oct. 8, 2018. The hurricane has intensified to a Category 2 hurricane over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
PIA22747:
SMAP Captures Hurricane Michael
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-13 Earth SMAP
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This image from NASA's SMAP shows wind estimates over Hurricane Florence on Sept. 13, 2018. The hurricane has weakened from the 12th to the 13th; however, the overall size and energy of the storm has increased.
PIA22699:
Hurricane Florence seen by SMAP Imagery
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-19 Earth SMAP
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The radiometer instrument on NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft captured this image of Hurricane Maria at 6:27 a.m. EDT on Sept. 19, 2017 (10:27 UTC), showing an estimated maximum surface wind speed of 126.6 miles per hour.
PIA21960:
Hurricane Maria's Strengthening Winds Seen in NASA SMAP Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-13 Earth SMAP
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Data from NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite have been used to create new surface flooding maps of Southeast Texas and the Tennessee Valley following Hurricane Harvey.
PIA21951:
New NASA Maps Show Flooding Changes In Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-05 Earth SMAP
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This pair of images shows ocean surface wind speeds for Hurricane Irma as observed Sept. 4, 2017 (top) and 24.5 hours later at 6:02 a.m. EDT on September 5th (bottom) by the radiometer instrument on NASA's Soil Moisture Active SMAP satellite.
PIA21939:
Rapid Intensification of Hurricane Irma Seen in New SMAP Wind Images
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-30 Earth SMAP
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A new series of images generated with data from NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite illustrate the surface flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey from before its initial landfall through August 27, 2017.
PIA21930:
Surface Flooding from Hurricane Harvey Shown in New SMAP Imagery
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-29 Earth SMAP
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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 conditions due to Harvey's rainfall.
PIA21926:
NASA SMAP Images Show Texas Soil Moisture Conditions Before/After Hurricane Harvey's Landfall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 Earth SMAP
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The rapid intensification of Hurricane Harvey is seen in this pair of images of ocean surface wind speeds as observed by the radiometer instrument aboard NASA's SMAP satellite at 7:29 a.m. Aug. 24th, 2017 (left) and at 7 p.m. Aug. 25th (right).
PIA21884:
Hurricane Harvey's Rapid Wind Intensification seen by NASA's SMAP
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-07 Earth SMAP
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NASA's SMAP radiometer instrument measured Hurricane Matthew's wind speeds at 4:52 a.m. PDT (7:52 a.m. EDT) at up to 132 miles per hour (59 meters per second).
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SMAP Takes a New Measure of Hurricane Matthew's Winds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-08 Earth SMAP
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Surface soil moisture in the Southeastern United States as retrieved from NASA's SMAP satellite observatory at around 6 a.m. on Oct. 5, 2015. Large parts of South Carolina appear blue, representing the impact of heavy localized rains and flooding.
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Devastating Carolina Floods Viewed by NASA's SMAP
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-09 Earth SMAP
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NASA's SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive) satellite observatory conducted a field experiment as part of its soil moisture data product validation program in southern Arizona on Aug. 2-18, 2015.
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NASA's SMAPVEX 15 Field Campaign Measures Soil Moisture Over Arizona
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-02 Earth SMAP
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A three-day composite global map of surface soil moisture as retrieved from NASA's SMAP's radiometer instrument between Aug. 25-27, 2015. Dry areas appear yellow/orange, such as the Sahara Desert, western Australia and the western U.S.
PIA19877:
SMAP Global Map of Surface Soil Moisture (Aug. 25-27, 2015)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-19 Earth SMAP
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Southern U.S. SMAP soil moisture retrievals from April 27, 2015, when severe storms were affecting Texas.
PIA19338:
Southern U.S. Soil Moisture Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-19 Earth SMAP
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High-resolution global soil moisture map from NASA SMAP's combined radar and radiometer instruments, acquired between May 4 and May 11, 2015 during SMAP's commissioning phase.
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High-Resolution Global Soil Moisture Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-06 Earth SMAP
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These maps of global soil moisture were created using data from the radiometer instrument on NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory. Evident are regions of increased soil moisture and flooding during April, 2015.
PIA17798:
SMAP's Radiometer Captures Views of Global Soil Moisture
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-29 Earth SMAP
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The radar measurements made by NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory are sensitive to whether land surfaces are frozen or thawed.
PIA11399:
NASA SMAP Images Show Progression of Spring Thaw in Northern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-21 Earth SMAP
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With its antenna now spinning at full speed, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully re-tested its science instruments and generated its first global maps, a key step to beginning routine science operations in 2015.
PIA18058:
NASA Soil Moisture Mission Produces First Global Radar Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-21 Earth SMAP
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With its antenna now spinning at full speed, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully re-tested its science instruments and generated its first global maps, a key step to beginning routine science operations in 2015.
PIA18057:
NASA Soil Moisture Mission Produces First Global Radiometer Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-09 Earth SMAP
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Fresh off the recent successful deployment of its 20-foot (6-meter) reflector antenna and associated boom arm, NASA's SMAP observatory has successfully completed a two-day test of its science instruments.
PIA19236:
NASA's Soil Moisture Mapper Takes First 'SMAPshots'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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The sun sets behind Space Launch Complex 2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, where NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission satellite is being prepared for liftoff. Launch is scheduled for Jan. 29.
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Sunset at Vandenberg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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At Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission satellite is lifted up the side of a mobile service tower for mating to its Delta II rocket.
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Going Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite is transported across Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to Space Launch Complex 2, where it will be mated to a Delta II rocket for launch, targeted for Jan. 29.
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Satellite in a Can
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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In the Astrotech payload processing facility on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, technicians secure a transportation canister around NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft for its move to the launch pad.
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SMAP Gets Ready to Move
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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Artist's rendering of the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite. The width of the region scanned on Earth's surface during each orbit is about 620 miles (1,000 kilometers).
PIA19133:
Soil Moisture Active Passive Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-20 Earth SMAP
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NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive spacecraft is lowered onto the Delta II payload attach structure in the Astrotech payload processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, in preparation for launch, to take place no sooner than Jan. 29.
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NASA's SMAP is Readied for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-12 Earth SMAP
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This image, created at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), shows the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission, specifically depicting how the scanning antenna will fly in space and the swath coverage over the Earth.
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SMAP Flys over Earth (Artist Concept)
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