The mapping of permafrost (see also Cryosols ) has always been difficult , both intrinsic (field problems) and extrinsically (occupy vast expanses in inhospitable regions manudompoco and accessible). The news that we offer today, and published by the Red CORDIS (EU) reports that the ESA Satellite achieved MOS estimate the depth of permafrost up to 50 cm. deep, and their fluctuations and annual and interannual trends . Although such instrumentation satellite’s main mission is to analyze the soil moisture, can be used in order to map and monitor the depth and ice melting cycle Cryosols (WRB 2006-2007) .
are obtained for images that could go a long As the mapping of these soils and permafrost in general , apart from indirectly inform us about the cyclical source / sink of carbon (CO2 and methane ). As you can see, from certain points of view , the landscape can also Crucibles regarded as a heartbeat of Gaia-Gea at high latitudes, the fact that we also show , for example, in the case of Vertisols in other warmer environments
I have been following for some time, given how much the news on the progress of a ESA SMOSsince it was launched into space, because one of its objectives is to estimate soil moisture.Now , as I am not an expert on satellite imagery to predict sideways about its potential in the field of soil science. This is the first news which I find relevant to the community of soil scientists, but due to taxonomic value provides information on remote areas and / or inaccessible harbor frozen ground . We have published numerous post on permafrost , and briefly discussed thetaxonomy of Cryosols .
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