IGWCO website Summaries
Provides information about the Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period (CEOP) project—including data archives, upcoming events, publications, and related material—as well as links to members within the CEOP alliance and project updates.
Provides a CEOP gateway into the CERA data base for research access, including data sets from numerous CEOP alliance members.
Describes Algorithm 3B42 - the TRMM Merged HQ/Infrared Precipitation estimates, including HQ microwave and VAR IR estimates, their known deficiencies, and methods of improvement.
Illustrates drought monitoring in the United States using real-time technologies, initiated by a partnership involving federal, state, local, and academic organizations.
This PDFed brochure describes the efforts of the Western Governors’ Association to support NOAA in their preparation and response to national periods of drought, especially through the creation of the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS).
Describes the European Space Agency’s TIGER initiative and provides online resources and a list of training courses, as well as events, projects, and downloadable documents about TIGER.
Provides information about the TIGER Initiative’s Capacity Building Facility.
Provides information on the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) and its educational and research programs, digital library, services, and events.
Dedicated to creating a global network of Earth observations to improve the quality of life (ecosystems, water, energy, weather forecasting and human health) through a partnership of international organizations, this site includes a document library, list of participating organizations, GEO goals and progress, and direct online tutorials.
With a focus on human monsoon system interaction, this site provides a wealth of publications, reports and products regarding Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study (MAIRS) activities, as well as updates on conferences and news.
This site is under construction.
Dealing specifically with water management projects through its Applied Sciences Program using satellite data to help solve environmental issues, this portion of NASA’s website describes various ongoing projects, collaborations and reports, as well as plans and presentations, meetings, and workshops.
The Land Information System site provides source codes and sample data involved in predictions regarding weather and climate prediction, agricultural forecasting, water resources management, hazard mitigation and mobility assessment, also providing documentation and publication information.
Touting itself as “your one-stop shop for regional data, dynamic maps, decision support and interactive visualizations”, the Mesoamerican Regional Visualization and Monitoring System SERVIR site offers a large collection of images related to Mesoamerica and documentation from related workshops and conferences, as well as project manager contact information.
Endeavoring to address the health issues of life in developing nations, this site posts the projects and reports that support its mission to “incorporate strategic research, training, technical service, laboratory analysis, information exchange/dissemination and networking for effective and sustainable achievements in respective targeted development programs.
A great resource for GIF maps “of the countries of the world.”
Provides U.S. SCAN data on a state-by-state basis, as well as linked water and climate information, snow survey programs, and conservation planning information.
Part of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the National Water and Climate Center provides information on state GIS maps and SCAN technology.
“Offering Earth science data, information, and services to research scientists, applications scientists, applications users, and students”, the Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center provides data services (such as OPeNDAP), laboratory project information, data access and an image gallery.
Part of the larger National Atlas, this site is an index of data available in the National Atlas Map Maker, where people can download raw data about topics ranging from ‘agriculture’ to ‘water.’
Focusing on U.S. ground water resources, this site provides information on the U.S. Geological Survey’s Congressionally-funded program themes and identifies its field methods and models, particularly its Ground-Water Climate-Response Network.
Provides a wealth of NAS-based research activities pertaining to the water and energy cycle, as well as links to related resources such as the Hydrological Sciences Branch, the Global Hydrology and Climate Center, and the El Niño/El Niña Watch.
Describes the Satellite Observations of the Global Water Cycle workshop, hosted by the Earth System Science Department of the University of California, Irvine and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology, that was centered around the six themes of Atmospheric Hydrometeorology, Terrestrial Hydrology, Global Water Budget, Prediction Challenges, Integrated Framework, and Future Directions.
Home site of the Global Water System Project with links to its activities, publications, news, and participating organizations.
The International Hydrological Programme site of the U.S. National Committee under UNESCO describes its organizational structure and partnerships, its objectives, and the scheduling for the meetings necessary to the Committee’s needs.
States the objectives of the IGOS-P Integrated Global Water Cycle Observations Theme, as well as “strategies for the acquisition, processing and distribution of data products needed for effective management of the world's water resources” and the various aspects relevant to global water cycle\ activities (cyrospheric variables, evapotranspiration, soil moisture, etc).
Introduces the WATER HM (The Water And Terrestrial Elevation Recovery Hydrosphere Mapper) Satellite Mission and provides satellite images and publications relevant to the project, as well as information on participants and ways to get involved.
Site of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Ocean Surface Topography from Space program (the California Institute of Technology), which explains the program in great detail via an Interactive Flash Module and provides resources for amateur space/ocean enthusiasts.
Accesses the publication, "Earth Science and Applications from Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond", at the site of the National Academies Press.
Shows current water resource conditions in the U.S. as well as comparable historical percentiles. Also shows current and recent flood and drought watches.
Introduces the Hydro 21 Committee, which identifies and evaluates new technologies and scientific methods to be used in the USGS streamgaging process, and the Committee’s recent research projects and publications and presentations.
Provides detailed forecast information for Portugal from the Instituto de Meteorologia, including seismology and agro-meteorology, as well as publications and participating organizations.
Describes the Land Surface Analysis Satellite Applications Facility of the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and its relations to land-atmosphere, land, and biospheric applications, as well as the specific performance tasks of the satellite.
Provides the news, features, and highlights of the Institute of Global Environment and Society’s Center for Research on Environment and Water (CREW), as well as its research projects, data resources, and events.
Describes the Global Precipitation Climatology Project and provides access to its archived data banks, which are prepared by the IGY, WCP, GARP and other international organizations.
A site providing global precipitation analysis (provided by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) with links to data sets including the Global Precipitation Climatology Project, the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, and El Niño Southern Oscillation.
Describes the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, gives data products and estimates, and provides access to relevant resources such as orbit information, rain averages and anomalies, global potential flood maps.
Illustrates global precipitation accumulations via animation and archived images using the CHRS Global PERSIANN-CSS system.
Common access is denied to this site of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
Provides links to CEOP precipitation timeseries images of the world.