Understanding the Hydrosphere Using Satellite Observations

Using GRACE Data for Water Cycle Analysis and Climate Modeling; Pasadena, California, 15–17 July 2013



Using satellite observations from the joint NASA/DLR Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission to monitor, simulate, and understand ongoing changes in the Earth's hydrosphere and water cycle was the topic of a recent workshop sponsored by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Center for Climate Sciences and GRACE team, with support from the Global Energy and Water Exchanges Project (GEWEX). The meeting brought together more than 60 international scientists with backgrounds in hydrology, oceanography, geodesy, and climate modeling to discuss the best uses of GRACE data in these fields. Since 2002, the GRACE mission has provided global observations of variations in the Earth's gravity field in unprecedented detail, revealing key insights into global water storage and transport.