The group also works on approved and developing future missions and mission concepts such as
GRACE-FO - GRACE Follow On, with an expected 2017 launch,
SWOT - Surface Water Ocean Topography, with an expected 2020 launch
The terrestrial hydrology group explores terrestrial and global water cycle processes and their interactions with climate and humanity. We study all aspects of water movement (precipitation, snowmelt, evapotranspiration, runoff and streamflow) and storage (snow, surface water, soil moisture and groundwater) with an important focus on measuring and modeling these stocks and fluxes. Our work has important implications for weather and climate prediction, for food and energy production, and for regional water management.