Esa's STSE water cycle multimission observation strategy, WACMOS, project

D. Fernández-Prieto, Z. Su, W. Dorigo, R. de Jeu, R. Parinussa, J. Timmermans, R. Roebeling, J. Schulz, M. Schröder, P. Stammes, W. Wagner, L. Wang, P. Wang, E. Wolters

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Observing and monitoring the different components of the global water cycle and their dynamics are essential to understand the climate of the Earth, forecast our weather, predict natural disasters like floods and droughts, and improve water management for human use. Earth Observation (EO) Technology is a unique tool to provide a global understanding of many of the variables governing the water cycle and monitor their evolution over time from global to basin scales. In this context, in 2009, ESA, in collaboration with the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment of the World Climate Research Program, launched the WACMOS project (Water Cycle Multi-Mission Observation Strategy) to support the development of novel techniques to study the water cycle with satellites.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Symposium Earth Observation and Water Cycle Science, 18-20 November 2009, Frascati, Italy
EditorsHuguette Sawaya-Lacoste
PublisherEuropean Space Agency (ESA)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-92-9221-238-4
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameESA-SP : Special publication
PublisherEuropean Space Agency (ESA)


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