SnowEx Field Campaigns

  • Released Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
  • Updated Wednesday, March 8th, 2023 at 12:00AM


NASA uses the vantage point of space to study all aspects of the Earth as an interconnected system. But there remain significant obstacles to measuring accurately how much water is stored across the planet's snow-covered regions. The amount of water in snow plays a major role in water availability for drinking water, agriculture and hydropower.

Enter SnowEx, a NASA led multi-year research campaign to improve remote-sensing measurements of how much snow is on the ground at any given time and how much water that will turn into when that snow melts. SnowEx is sponsored by the Terrestrial Hydrology Program at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and managed by Goddard Space Flight Center.

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