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NASA Data Powers New USDA Soil Moisture Portal

Earlier this week, the USDA released a new soil moisture tool that is powered by NASA satellite data. The Crop Condition and Soil Moisture Analytics (Crop-CASMA) app provides access to high-resolution data from NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument. It will…
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Climate maps and other info from the Midwestern Regional Climate Center

I am attending a virtual conference hosted by the Midwestern Regional Climate Center this week. One of the talks reminded me of the great resources they have on their web site. If you go to https://mrcc.illinois.edu/clim/ and look under Resources, you can find climate maps as well as GIS-based station…
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New Drought.gov portal is now available

The Drought.gov web site has gotten a fresh new look! The new Drought.gov includes easily accessible and shareable information, up-to-date drought conditions and forecasts down to the county and city level, interactive maps and data that don’t exist anywhere else, and a new “By Sector” section showing drought’s impacts on…
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