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Research Opportunities In Space And Earth Sciences 2010 (ROSES-2010)

Lead PI: Dr. Michael S. Steckler , Scott Nooner , Mr. Leonardo Seeber

Unit Affiliation: Marine Geology & Geophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

February 2012 - February 2017
Inactive
Asia ; India
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will use GPS stations to monitor seasonal land motion due to water loading, GRACE gravity field measurements to estimate water storage, and data from river gages and groundwater wells collected by the Bangladesh Water Development Board to determine water loads and the elastic properties of Earth.

OUTCOMES: The team has tracked land deformation, gravitational field changes, and water flows. These measurements have resulted in two publications to date.

SPONSOR:

National Aeronautics & Space Administration

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$506,754

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

University of Texas at Austin, Bangladesh Water Development Board, Dhaka University

KEYWORDS

gravity recovery and climate experiment gravity fields monsoon earth deformation global positioning system (gps) floods data water