Hydrological Sciences

Hydrological Sciences is a part of Hydrospheric, Biospheric, and Geophysics Sciences located at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Water is critical to sustaining life on Earth. Hydrological Sciences of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center recognizes the primary role of water in the Earth system and seeks to advance hydrological science and applications from local to global scales.

Key missions supported include The Soil Moisture Active and Passive (SMAP) Mission, The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission, The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), The Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2), and The Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission, in addition to instrument science and algorithm team roles in the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) and the Defense Weather Satellite System (DWSS).

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On May 24, 2017, Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum received an Arthur S. Flemming Award for exceptional contributions in service to the federal government.  Dr. Kirschbaum works on evaluating rainfall-triggered landslides around the world. She applies satellite-based surface and rainfall information within landslide hazard models to support situational awareness of these hazards in near real time. This technique has been used for disaster response by countries around the world as well as groups such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the World Bank, the Pacific Disaster Center and others.

Earth Sciences Seminar and Conference Information

Earth Sciences Seminar and Conference Information
Seminar Contact: Mike Jasinski

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