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New NASA Software Simulates Science Missions for Observing Terrestrial Freshwater

4 min read New NASA Software Simulates Science Missions for Observing Terrestrial Freshwater A map describing freshwater accumulation (blue) and loss (red), using data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites. A new Observational System Simulation Experiment (OSSE) will help researchers design science missions dedicated to monitoring terrestrial freshwater storage. Image Credit: NASA […]

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US, Germany Partnering on Mission to Track Earth’s Water Movement

An engineering geologist measures water depth at an agricultural well in a field north of Sacramento, California. Groundwater is an important source of water for irrigation in the state’s Central Valley, especially during times of drought, and the GRACE missions provide data that helps track the resource. Kelly M. Grow/California Department of Water Resources The […]