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SMAP and Agriculture: An Important Link – Read Latest GLOBE/SMAP Blog

Brian Campbell NASA/SMAP

How does knowing our planet’s soil moisture help us in understanding agriculture’s reaction to it?

Read Brian Campbell’s latest blog and find out!

December 2015 was a busy month for soil moisture data collection. Many new schools joined the SMAP Soil Moisture Measurement Field Campaign (almost doubling the data collection for November 2015), which began 1 October 2015 and will run through 30 April 2016.

You can visit the GLOBE/SMAP Soil Moisture Measurement Field Campaign web pages to follow all of the current campaign information and updates --  including past webinars, blogs, and everything you need to know about collecting soil moisture measurements using the SMAP Block Pattern Soil Moisture Protocol, as well as view the new protocol instructional video.

The next webinar will be held on 2 February 2016 (4 p.m. ET/9 p.m. UTC): “1 Year of the SMAP Mission and Global Shout-Outs to all the GLOBE schools/teams collecting SMAP soil moisture data." The webinar link is:

Read the campaign-related blogs at: If you would like to guest blog about your SMAP protocol measurement experience, please contact Brian Campbell, Senior NASA Earth Flight Science Education and Communication Specialist at

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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office