GRACE and GRACE-FO Current Affairs, GK & News

What is Root Zone Moisture?

NASA recently released the estimates of soil moisture in the root zone (the top 39 inches of soil) as of January 11, 2021. Accordingly, the Konya Plains had the lowest “root zone moisture”. The estimate was done based on the GRACE-FO satellite data. Key Findings The Konya Plains located in Turkey received 38% less rainfall ..

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NASA releases global maps of soil moisture

NASA recently released maps of soil moisture content and groundwater wetness for many regions including India. It is a joint initiative with University of Nebraska. About the Initiative Though NASA has been releasing maps of soil moisture for long, this is the first time the map is on a global scale. It is a joint ..

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GRACE—FO Mission

The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-on (GRACE-FO) mission is a partnership between NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ). GRACE-FO is a successor to the original GRACE mission, which began orbiting Earth on March 17, 2002. GRACE-FO will carry on the extremely successful work of its predecessor while testing a new technology ..

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