The 2nd GRACE Hydrology Workshop

 GRACE has changed the way we study the water cycle.  We are no longer limited to satellite observations of the near-surface or ground-based observations of subsurface and other water stores.  By measuring variations in the total water column, GRACE has opened new avenues of scientific research, and it is beginning to find its way into applications of socioeconomic importance.  Following on from the First GRACE Hydrology Workshop held in Irvine in March 2004, the goal of this workshop is to share recent results in three areas: (1) water cycle science; (2) integration of GRACE data with models and other observations; (3) water resources and other applications.  Presentations on improved data processing techniques and future gravity mission scenarios as relevant to hydrology are also encouraged. In addition to showcasing the latest GRACE enabled results, an important point to be discussed is how GRACE hydrology products might be improved in order to accelerate adoption by the scientific and applications communities.  Recommendations will be delivered at the GRACE Science Team Meeting during the following two days.

The 2nd GRACE Hydrology Workshop will be held on November 4, 2009 at the University of Texas Center for Space Research in Austin, preceding the GRACE Science Team Meeting (November 5-6) and following a GRACE Sea Level Workshop (November 2-3), both at the same location.  By separating this hydrology workshop from the GRACE Science Team Meeting agenda, we hope to enable greater participation and allow more time for oral presentations and discussions.  Please submit your abstract using the online form.  Instructions for submitting your abstract and registering for the conference are below.  Follow these links for Travel Suggestions and Housing Suggestions.  The workshop is being organized by Matt Rodell of the Hydrological Sciences.

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GRACE Homepage <>

First GRACE Hydrology Workshop <>

2009 GRACE Science Team Meeting <>

NASA/GSFC Hydrological Sciences <>