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Have you heard that Nasa is launching an Earth observing satellite?

I think scientist need this to better understand climate change and predict dangerous storms.
NASA is preparing for a Thursday, Jan. 29, launch of the first U.S. Earth-observing satellite designed to collect global observations of surface soil moisture. The agency’s Soil Moisture Active Passive mission (SMAP) will lift off from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 9:20 a.m. EST (6:20 a.m. PST) on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket.
SMAP will provide high resolution, space-based measurements of soil moisture and its state -- frozen or thawed -- a new capability that will allow scientists to better predict natural hazards of extreme weather, climate change, floods and droughts, and help reduce uncertainties in our understanding of Earth's water, energy and carbon cycles.
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http://www.nasa.gov/press/2015/january/nasa-tv-coverage-set-for-launch-of-newest-earth-observing-mission/

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Kravenhead
Yes.... And none too soon.

They just reported that 2014 was the hottest year on record.

Climate change and moisture are connected.

The more data the better on this issue.


The fossil fuel industry: "Don't worry folks. Everything's fine. Climate change is all a hoax perpetrated by AL Gore."

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