Jared oversees THP support of scientific research to better understand remote sensing approaches and how they can help us assess the stores of water on and in the land. The research covers water in: soil (soil moisture), snowpacks (e.g. snow water equivalent and snow albedo), rivers (discharge), surface water and groundwater. The THP program invests in water quality remote sensing focusing on in-land water and coastal regions. The program supports land surface modeling and the use of data assimilation, and more recently machine learning approaches, to fuse multiple sources of environmental information into a holistic assessment of the water entering, residing in, and leaving the land surface.