October 13, 2015 - November 10, 2015
This five week course covers precipitation (rainfall and snow fraction), soil moisture, evapotranspiratoin, runoff and streamflow, groundwater, and lake level heights. Attendees are introduced to a number of NASA data products.
Attendees will be able to use NASA remote sensing observations and land-atmosphere models to:
- Access global freshwater data for applications in drought, agricultural, flooding and reservoir management
- Conduct a GIS-based analysis of regional water budgets
- Five 1-hour sessions
An overview of the ARSET program; an overview of water resource management; satellites and earth science models useful for water resource management; water resource data search, access, analysis and visualization tools; and water resource data applications. View the Recording
The importance of evapotranspiration (ET), challenges of measuring ET, benefits and opportunities of using remote sensing for ET, methods of deriving ET using remote sensing, GRACE satellites, global groundwater stress, site-specific examples, and uncertainty in global groundwater storage. View the Recording