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Caption for August 2013 Agricultural Research magazine article, "ARS Validates Soil Moisture Data Collected Via Satellite." ARS hydrologist Tom Jackson and collaborators collect an array of ground observations to verify the accuracy of satellite data.
Caption for March 2004 Agricultural Research magazine article, "How Wet's Our Planet: Scientists want to be able to measure soil moisture everywhere, every day!" Hydrologist Tom Jackson and several of the Alabama SMEX03 (Soil Moisture Experiment 2003) ground crew collect an array of ground observations at a permanent NRCS Soil Climate Analysis Network site.
Photo by Stephen Ausmus.