Category: Monitoring Drought Project Team: California Water Resources Team Location: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory – Pasadena, California Authors: Justin Lawrence Lauryn Gutowski Nick Rousseau Brittany Zajic Mentors/Advisors: Dr. John T. Reager (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory) Past/Other Contributors: Nick Rousseau (Center Lead) Abstract: 2015 marked the arrival of the strongest El Niño ever recorded, surpassing the 1997-1998 event that brought significant rainfall … Read More
Heavy Weather: JT Reager and Gravity-Based Flood Prediction
Award-winning NASA scientist J.T. Reager studies water resources using satellites that monitor the Earth’s gravitational field.
Following the C: A Quick Introduction to Tracking Ocean Carbon
With the rise in atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon’s role in ocean chemistry and biology is being augmented. New tracking and modeling techniques help to reveal how a changing atmosphere may impact the oceans. Carbon plays a leading role in ocean chemistry and biology, a role currently augmented by rising atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2). Tracking the … Read More
Georgia Water Resources: Groundwater Storage Change and Contamination Risks
The southeastern U.S. is experiencing groundwater decline, and the local geology in southeast Georgia has increased the risk of groundwater contamination, according to research from a NASA DEVELOP team. At the University of Georgia, a team of young scientists discovered that their region’s geology and contamination patterns can predict where pollution may affect groundwater, holding clues for the future of … Read More
From Space to Subsurface: A Groundwater Story in Southwest Georgia
This is a part of the 2015 Fall VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category: Assessing Human Risk Project Team: Georgia Water Resources Team Location: University of Georgia ÛÒ Athens, Georgia Authors: Wenjing Xu Jason Reynolds Linli Zhu Mingshu Wang Doori Oh Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Adam Milewski (Department of Geology, University of Georgia) Matthew Cahalan (Department of Geology, University of … Read More
Blazing Models: Creating a Predictive Tool for Wildfires
This is an article from the Summer 2015 VPS. For more VPS articles, click here. Category:åÊResponding to Hydrologic Disasters Project Team: U.S. Disasters II Team Location: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory – Pasadena, California Authors: Brittany Zajic Daniel Jensen Nick RousseauåÊ Mentors/Advisors: Dr. John T. Reager (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory) Abstract: Understanding the relationship between wildfire activity and soil moisture in … Read More
Imaging Earth: Utilizing Advances in Earth Observation
Improvements in satellite and computing technology mean we can collect much more Earth observation data than ever before. Utilizing that data is a challenge we’re still working on, however.