Science Systems and Applications, Inc. - Science and Technology with Passion

United States department of agriculture (usda)

Aquarius soil moisture estimates for July 2012Aquarius soil moisture estimates for July 2012. Credit: USDAThe mission of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority.  SSAI supports ARS in an important aspect of this mission, focused on sustaining a competitive agricultural economy and enhancing the natural resource base and the environment. SSAI has provided ARS with end-to-end support for the application of satellite, aircraft, and ground-based data in models that predict agricultural phenomena such as crop/vegetation growth, environmental effects of various farming practices, soil moisture, and hydrological processes and events (floods, drought, etc.). Our efforts include data acquisition, data ingest, data processing and analysis, algorithm development, integration of data with models, evaluation and enhancement of models, and technical publication support.