Developing a global assimilation and modeling framework to produce SWOT data products

The SWOT satellite mission will observe water surface elevation, slope, storage change (directly) and river discharge (indirectly) globally at unprecedented spatial resolutions and accuracies, potentially having a “transformational impact in terrestrial hydrology”.

Evaluation and diagnosis of the National Water Model snow simulations

Snow accumulation and its melt dominate water resources in mountainous areas, with regions such as the western United States deriving more than 75% of the total freshwater available annually from snowmelt.

Monitoring and forecasting drought and crop yield for the Lower Mekong Basin

Rice is Asia’s most important food crop with nearly 3 billion people reliant on rice as their major food source. Over the next ten years this number is expected to climb to nearly 4 billion people.