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Australian Rainfall Featured on Web and Social Media

The GPM website and @NASA Atmosphere social media recently featured IMERG visualizations depicting precipitation totals from recent flooding rainfalls in Australia.

Study Promoted by NDIS

The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) issued a news release on a new study by David Mocko (SSAI/617), Sujay Kumar (617), Christa Peters-Lidard (610), and Shugong Wang (SSAI/617) relating to the important role land surface models play in monitoring and forecasting drought.

Earth Expeditions Blog: SnowEx Scientist Finds her Love of Snow Science on the Slopes

Being a snow scientist is an interesting career. Growing up in a small town in Montana, I was immersed in snow. But I saw it as one set thing—a blanket, unmoving, a cold, white mass. Only far later in life did I learn what a changing and integral role snow plays in our day-to-day life. Snow drives the winter economies of most Western states, acts as water reservoirs for those same regions and far beyond and is a fundamental part of life—whether we see it fall on our city streets or not.
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The Hydrological Sciences Laboratory examines the role of water in the Earth system. Laboratory researchers strive to better understand, quantify, and analyze the hydrological cycle and to measure hydrological processes in order to improve prediction of the response of global hydrology to anthropogenic and/or natural climate change.

Special emphasis is placed on land surface hydrological processes and their interactions with the atmosphere. Laboratory scientists develop remote-sensing and modeling techniques to investigate how the various components of the hydrological cycle interact over a broad range of spatial and temporal scales.

For further information, data, research, and other resources, see Hydrological Sciences Research.

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