"An overview of the GRACE missions, groundwater data availability, and their applications in the monitoring and management of water resources."
Groundwater makes up roughly 30% of global freshwater. It also provides drinking water for the world’s population and irrigation for close to 1/3rd of global agricultural land. Because of this level of reliance, monitoring groundwater is crucial for water resources and land management. The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) and GRACE-Follow On (GRACE-FO) missions from NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) provide large-scale terrestrial water storage estimation from mid-2000 to the present. The mission uses twin satellites to accurately map variations in the Earth's gravity field and surface mass distribution.
GRACE observations have been used for detecting groundwater depletion and for drought and flood predictions. This lightning-style training is designed to answer the demand and interest from the applications community about the technologies that can be used to support water resources management. The webinar provides an overview of the GRACE missions, groundwater data availability, and their applications in the monitoring and management of water resources.
This lightning webinar also serves as the foundation for the advanced webinar: Using Earth Observations to Monitor Water Budgets for River Basin Management II. To view the session in Spanish, click HERE.
Attendees who have not completed the Fundamentals of Remote Sensing may not be prepared for the pace of the training.
This training was created by NASA's Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET). ARSET is a part of NASA's Applied Science's Capacity Building Program. Learn more about ARSET HERE.
In case of any questions regarding the session, please feel free to reach out to Ana I. Prados, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (JCET), University of Maryland Baltimore County at email@example.com.