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 Follow On (GRACE-FO), 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 Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP).

 

News

Bolten Awarded the Arthur S. Flemming Award

06.04.2019

Congratulations to Dr. John Bolten of the Hydrological Sciences Laboratory for his 2018 Arthur S. Flemming Award.  Named in honor of Arthur S. Flemming, who served in government for more than six decades spanning seven administrations and including service as the secretary of health, education and welfare under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, awardees are recognized for excellence in federal service.  Dr. Bolten was recognized in the category of "Applied Science & Engineering" for his work in applying satellite remote sensing, land surface modeling and data assimilation to water resources management, agricultural forecasting and flood monitoring. Dr. Bolten is a Physical Scientist in the Hydrological Sciences Laboratory and the Associate Program Manager for NASA’s Applied Sciences – Water Resources Program.

 

Earth Sciences Seminar and Conference Information

Earth Sciences Seminar and Conference Information
Seminar Contact: Mike Jasinski

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