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How the world’s water changed between 2002 and 2016


In this article, published in the online magazine Eco-Business on 31 May 2018, discusses first-of-its-kind study, published in Nature magazine on May 16, 2018, finds that Earth’s wet landscapes are getting wetter and dry areas are getting drier due to a variety of factors, including water management, climate change, and natural cycles. A team led by Matt Rodell of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center analysed 14 years of observations (from 2002 to 2016) from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) to keep track of freshwater quantitative and qualitative variations in 34 regions around the world, correlating GRACE findings with precipitation data from the Global Precipitation Climatology Project; with land cover imagery and data from Landsat; with irrigation maps; and with published reports of human activities in agriculture, mining, and reservoir operations.

For more information on this topic please refer to article Eco-business, exhibiting at the following link and the original article by Nature.

Eco-Business: http://www.eco-business.com/videos/how-the-worlds-water-changed-between-2002-and-2016/

Nature: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=92183&src=eoa-iotd

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