Satellites Observe Amazon Basin Water Storage And Runoff

Friday, May 29, 2009 - 14:28 in Earth & Climate

Scientists would like to better understand the physical processes in Amazon hydrological systems. To explore the water storage and dynamics in the Amazon basin, researchers have used data from the two Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites, which measure mass distribution on Earth's surface through instantaneous measurements of the changes in the distance between the satellites.

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