Find Water Using Satellites

Dowsing: George Casely finding water on his Devon farm,1942 (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Coming this month is the lecture I’ve been waiting for.  On January 27 I’ll learn how NASA finds water using satellites instead of this old method of dowsing with a forked stick.

Since 2002 NASA’s paired GRACE satellites have been circling the globe measuring Earth’s gravitational pull.  What they’ve also discovered is a way to measure groundwater.

How do they do it?  Learn more here in my January 2014 blog post:  Dowsing From Outer Space.

Want to know more?

Come to the University of Pittsburgh Honors College lecture entitled:

Monitoring Groundwater Variability from Space

by Dr. Matthew Rodell, Chief, Hydrological Sciences Laboratory, NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center

When:  January 27, 2016,  4:00 PM

Where:  Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom, 4227 Fifth Ave

The lecture is free and open to the public but space is limited. Click here for more information and to reserve your seat.


(photo of George Casely dowsing on his farm from Wikimedia Commons. Click on the image to see the originals)

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