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Google’s ‘A Passage of Water’ Brings NASA’s Water Data to Life

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As part of the long-standing partnership, NASA worked with Google Arts & Culture to create an interactive digital experience around global freshwater.

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NASA Measures Underground Water Flowing From Sierra to Central Valley

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This source accounts for about 10% of all the water that enters this highly productive farmland, including rivers and rain. In a recent study, scientists found that a previously unmeasured source – water percolating through soil and fractured rock below…

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Drought Makes its Home on the Range

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As Tracy Schohr goes about her day, water is always on her mind. She’s thinking of it as she rides an all-terrain vehicle around the pasture, looks up hay prices and weather forecasts, and collects data on grazing and invasive…

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International Cooperation Award for NASA JPL’s Michael Watkins, Michael Gross

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The AIAA is honoring Jet Propulsion Laboratory Director Watkins and Autonomous Systems Manager Gross, plus two European partners, for work on the GRACE missions. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics recently bestowed its 2021 International Cooperation Award on JPL…

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NASA-led Study Reveals the Causes of Sea Level Rise Since 1900

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Scientists have gained new insights into the processes that have driven ocean level variations for over a century, helping us prepare for the rising seas of the future. To make better predictions about the future impacts of sea level rise,…

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GRACE, GRACE-FO Satellite Data Track Ice Loss at the Poles

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During the exceptionally warm Arctic summer of 2019, Greenland lost 600 billion tons of ice — enough to raise global sea levels by nearly a tenth of an inch (2.2 millimeters) in just two months, a new study shows. Led…

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Greenland, Antarctica Melting Six Times Faster Than in the 1990s

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Observations from 11 satellite missions monitoring the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have revealed that the regions are losing ice six times faster than they were in the 1990s. If the current melting trend continues, the regions will be on…

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GRACE-FO Shows the Weight of Midwestern Floods

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In May 2019, after the wettest 12 months ever recorded in the Mississippi River Basin, the region was bearing the weight of 8 to 12 inches (200 to 300 millimeters) more water than average. New data from the U.S.-European Gravity…

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NASA Explores Our Changing Freshwater World

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Water is so commonplace that we often take it for granted. But too much – or too little of it – makes headlines. Catastrophic flooding in the U.S. Midwest this spring has caused billions of dollars in damage and wreaked…

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NASA’s GRACE: What We’ve Learned from Water in Motion

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When you hear news about ice loss from Greenland or Antarctica, an aquifer in California that is getting depleted, or a new explanation for a wobble in Earth’s rotation, you might not realize that all these findings may rely on…

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