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Soil Composition Across the U.S.

The proportion of sand, silt, and clay contained in soil across the U.S. affects the amount of water it can hold.

NASA Earth Observatory maps by Joshua Stevens, using data from the CONUS-SOIL database by Miller, D. A., & White, R. A. (1998). Caption by Kathryn Hansen.

Published January 9, 2016
Data acquired 1998

In situ Measurement
Landsat 4 > TM
Landsat 5 > TM