Water Resource Management using NASA Earth Science Data (AM)


Tue, Oct 13 - Tue, Nov 10 2015

Five webinar sessions (1 – hour each) on October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10, 2015


To provide 1) information about availability and access to global freshwater data for applications in drought and agricultural management, flooding and reservoir management from NASA remote sensing observations and land-atmosphere models and 2) GIS-based analysis of regional water budget for applications in water resources management.


Week-1: Overview of NASA Satellite Missions and Land-Atmosphere Models Relevant to Water Resources Management: NASA satellite missions useful for water resources observations, Global and North American Land Data Assimilation Models, Strengths and limitations of remote sensing- and model- based data, and Examples of water resources data applications 

Week-2: Precipitation and Soil Moisture Data: Satellites/sensors and models for precipitation (rain and snow), Satellites/sensors and models for soil moisture, Data access and applications

Week-3:  Run off /Streamflow and Reservoir Height Data: Run off and streamflow from hydrology and land-atmosphere models, Satellites/sensors for lake heights, data description, Data access and applications

Week-4:  Evapotranspiration and Ground Water Data: ET based on water-balance and Energy-balance techniques, Satellite/sensor for ground water, data description, Data access and applications

Week-5:  Regional Water Budget Estimation and Water Resources Data Applications: Water budget estimation over selected watersheds/river basins/countries using Land Data Assimilation Model, GIS-based analysis of water resources data applications