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Soil moisture anomalies

Soil moisture anomalies
Earlier on, you have learnt about soil moisture as an essential climate variable and how it is used to characterise the climate-land nexus. The animation in this video (©ESA) shows soil moisture anomalies based on thirty years of satellite observation products of the Climate Change Initiative project on soil moisture .

From soil moisture anomalies it is straightforward to identify excess (e.g. flood) and shortage (e.g drought) of water available for crops and plants.

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Now you are ready for the next exercise, where you will work with CATE SaaS to access, visualise, and analyse soil moisture data.

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