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Examples of NASA’s Water Resources Capacity Building Initiatives
Extending the societal and economic benefits of Earth science research, information, and technology …
The Mesoamerican Regional Visualization and Monitoring System for Environmental Management and Disaster Support
NASA Test Bed
Other: Disaster Charter (CONAE), CENAT, etc.
NASA Applied Sciences Program
Adapt the existing NASA GSFC Global Hazard Model - Flood (Adler)
Adapt the existing NASA GSFC Infectious Disease Ecoclimatic Link algorithm (Tucker)
NASA Applied Sciences Program
South American Land Data Assimilation System (SALDAS) NASA & CPTEC (“Centers for Weather & Climate Predictions”)
Goal: combine local observations and parameters with NASA technology and advanced hydrological modeling expertise and capabilities to improve Global and SA NWP, climate and water management through collaboration with various centers (government, universities and research institutes)
Weather and Climate
SALDAS Interaction with CPTEC (“Centers for Weather & Climate Predictions”)the Center for Weather Forecasts and Climate Studies (CPTEC) of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE)
LSM states used at CPTEC for regional weather and climate studies
CPTEC/GOES based SW radiation (4Km, 30 min)
3B42RT +local observations
High resolution output potential use for water and disaster management in Latin America
Near real time: 2002-present
1/8 deg; 3-hourly
Land Information System
La Plata Basin (LPB) CPTEC (“Centers for Weather & Climate Predictions”)
Regional Hydroclimate Project
E. Hugo Berbery, co-chair for CLIVAR
M. Assuncao Silva Dias, co-chair for GEWEX
Land use changes
LPB’s web site: http://www.eol.ucar.edu/projects/lpb
Evaluation and assimilation of NASA’s remote sensing products in support of science activities
in the La Plata Basin
“Incorporating high quality observations of surface conditions from NASA satellites and other observing systems into numerical models of La Plata basin will improve predictability of the region's hydrology, weather and climate”
• Develop a multivariable dataset of in-situ observations that can be employed for satellite evaluation over the La Plata Basin.
• Validate remotely sensed satellite products with the in-situ observations.
• Assimilate and generate a dataset of land surface products that can be employed for predictability studies.
• Perform studies of the influence of land surface conditions on the predictability of the La Plata Basin.
NASA Water Resourses Program products in support of science activities
Capacity Building Activities for Latin America
HELP provides a framework within catchments for scientists, stakeholders, managers, law and policy experts to come together to address locally defined “water related issues”. HELP provides a platform for sharing experiences across an international network of catchments