Earth  ID: 4627

GRACE 15-Year Groundwater Trends

NASA scientists used GRACE data to identify regional trends of freshwater movement, and combined that information with data from other satellites, climate models and precipitation measurements to determine the causes of major regional trends in freshwater storage. In these visualizations, the colors represent liquid water equivalent thinckness, while the animated graph overlay represents the terrestrial water storage anomaly.
 

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Visualization Credits

Trent L. Schindler (USRA): Lead Visualizer
Kathryn Mersmann (USRA): Lead Producer
Ellen T. Gray (ADNET): Lead Writer
Matthew Rodell (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
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The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).

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Data Used:
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation
Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
GCMD >> Earth Science
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> GRACE
NASA Science >> Earth
NASA Earth Science Focus Areas >> Water and Energy Cycle
NASA Earth Science Focus Areas >> Earth Surface and Interior

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0