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According to National Climatic Data Center, 55 percent of the United States is now in moderate to severe drought. Current drought conditions surpass the record set in December 1956.
As people pump groundwater for irrigation, drinking water, and industrial uses, the water doesn’t just seep back into the ground — it also evaporates into the atmosphere, or runs off into rivers and canals, eventually emptying into the world’s oceans.
Today is World Water Day, and satellite observations are indispensible for monitoring our water resources. ESA’s TIGER initiative is supporting Africa in monitoring precious water assets by exploiting satellite information.
A group of researchers at MIT, led by Ruben Juanes, published a study this week that showed deep saline aquifers in the United States are capable of storing a century’s worth of carbon dioxide produced by the nation’s coal or gas fueled power plants.
The water cycle (or hydrologic cycle) describes the continuous movement of water above, below, and on the planet. Since the water cycle is in fact a "cycle", there is no beginning or end. Water exists in three states: liquid, vapor, and ice. Although the balance of water on our planet is fairly constant, individual water molecules may come and go. The water cycle is driven by the sun. The sun heats the oceans and allows water to evaporate into the air. The sun also heats snow and ice which...
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