Soil moisture 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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World Soil Day: December 5

Every year, the World Soil Day is celebrated on December 5. The day is celebrated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) operating under the United Nations and also by several other international organizations. This year, the World Soil Day is celebrated under the theme Theme: Keep Soil Alive, Protect Soil Biodiversity This signifies the ..

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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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