All About SMAP Data: Upcoming Webinar

With the launch of the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft and deployment of its instruments earlier this year, the long awaited NASA SMAP Mission is upon us and the NASA NSIDC DAAC will be distributing SMAP soil moisture, freeze/thaw, and carbon data in the coming months. Please join us in the upcoming NASA Earthdata Webinar “NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive Mission Data Products” on 14 May 2015, where the content and format of SMAP data will be presented.

The global, high-resolution data provided by SMAP will enable and enhance research and applications to:

  • link terrestrial water, energy, and carbon cycle processes
  • quantify net carbon flux in boreal landscapes
  • extend weather and climate forecast capabilities
  • develop improved flood prediction, drought monitoring, and agricultural productivity capabilities

Join the webinar for an introduction to SMAP data and to ask any questions from a SMAP data expert.

Webinar Details

NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive Mission Data Products

Thursday 14 May 2015, 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM, Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC/GMT-4)

To register, contact the host, Jennifer Brennan, at

SMAP Radiometer Brightness Temperatures

SMAP radiometer image from 31 March to 3 April maps surface microwave emissions as brightness temperatures in Kelvin, with strong emissions in reds and weaker emissions in blues. Vegetated rainforests and dry deserts show strong emissions; Greenland and Antarctica have weak emissions. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC