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GRACE Data Viewer

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Authors: Travis Clinton McStraw · Sarva Pulla · Steven Evans · Norm Jones · Dan Ames · Jim Nelson
Owners: Norm Jones
Resource type:Web App Resource
Created:Aug 02, 2018 at 7:50 p.m.
Last updated: Aug 15, 2018 at 8:56 p.m. by Norm Jones


Since 2002, NASA’s GRACE Satellite mission has allowed scientists of various disciplines to analyze and map the changes in Earth’s total water storage on a global scale. Although the raw data is available to the public, the process of viewing, manipulating, and analyzing the GRACE data can be tedious and difficult for those without strong technological backgrounds in programming or other related fields. The GRACE web app helps bridge the technical gap for decision makers by providing a user interface to visualize (in both map and time series format), not only the data collected from the GRACE mission, but the individual components of water storage as well. Using the GLDAS Land Surface model, the application allows the user to isolate and identify the changes in surface water and groundwater storage that makeup the total water storage quantities measured by the raw GRACE data. The application also includes the capability to upload a custom shapefile in order to perform a regional analysis of these changes allowing decision makers to aggregate and analyze the change in groundwater, surface water, and total water storage within their own personal regions of interest.

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McStraw, T. C., S. Pulla, S. Evans, N. Jones, D. Ames, J. Nelson (2018). GRACE Data Viewer, HydroShare, http://www.hydroshare.org/resource/7bccb6b1ffac46e389802e90d4fa2c42

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Name Organization Address Phone Author Identifiers
Travis Clinton McStraw BYU Utah, US
Sarva Pulla Brigham Young University
Steven Evans
Norm Jones Brigham Young University UT, US 8014227569
Dan Ames Brigham Young University
Jim Nelson BYU

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This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
Agency Name Award Title Award Number
NASA Comprehensive StreamflowPrediction and Visualization to Support Integrated Water Management in the Himalaya Region NASA NNX16AN45G ROSES
NASA An AmeriGEOSS Cloud-based Platform for Rapid Deployment of GEOGLOWS Water and Food Security Nexus Decision Support Apps NASA 80NSSC18K0440


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