PIA19685: Study: Third of Big Groundwater Basins in Distress
Target Name: Earth
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: GRACE
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Produced By: University of California
Irvine
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Groundwater storage trends for Earth's 37 largest aquifers from UCI-led study using NASA GRACE data (2003-2013). Of these, 21 have exceeded sustainability tipping points and are being depleted, with 13 considered significantly distressed, threatening regional water security and resilience.

GRACE is a collaborative endeavor involving the Center for Space Research at the University of Texas, Austin; NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.; the German Space Agency and Germany's National Research Center for Geosciences, Potsdam.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of California, Irvine

Image Addition Date:
2015-06-16