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June 25, 2020

Wang receives $800,000 NASA grant to monitor global surface water storage and discharge

Submitted by Chuck Martin

Jida Wang, an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Geospatial Sciences, recently received a  NASA Earth Science Division grant totaling $799,644 for four years to investigate global surface hydrology. 

This project, “Integrating reservoirs into SWOT’s global surface water storage and discharge monitoring,” will contribute to data, algorithm and scientific support for the Surface Water and Ocean Topography, or SWOT, mission, NASA's next major satellite mission in hydrology, scheduled for launch in 2022. 

Wang will carry out this research with George Allen, co-investigator at Texas A&M; Yongwei Sheng, co-investigator at UCLA; and Jean-François Crétaux, international collaborator CNES; together with collaborative support from other members of the Surface Water and Ocean Topography Science Team.