Changes in global terrestrial water storage C
Scientists used GRACE satellite data to determine the global response of the terrestrial water system to human activity and climate change. In the Arctic, warming temperatures continue to drive rapid ice sheet and glacier loss. Freshwater gains were seen across northern North America, Eurasia and the Tropics, while regions in southern North America and the Middle East are losing freshwater.
Data Sources: NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellite
Rodell, M., Famiglietti, J.S., Wiese, D.N., Reager, J.T., Beaudoing, H.K., Landerer, F.W., and Lo, M.-H., (2018). Emerging trends in global freshwater availability, Nature 557, 651-659.
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