Earth  ID: 13574

Global Maps of Dryness Help Prepare for Water Use around the Globe

Using measurements from two satellite missions assimilated into a computer model, researchers have created global maps of terrestrial water around the planet. In addition, they can forecast water availability in the United States up to three months out.

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Keywords:
SVS >> Drought
DLESE >> Hydrology
DLESE >> Natural hazards
SVS >> Water
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Hydrosphere >> Surface Water
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Hydrosphere >> Surface Water >> Floods
SVS >> GRACE
NASA Science >> Earth
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Terrestrial Hydrosphere >> Ground Water >> Groundwater Chemistry
SVS >> GRACE-FO

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