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Aerospace engineer Byron Tapley’s satellite mission to measure gravity leads to discoveries about ice sheets, sea levels, floods and droughts

Aerospace engineer Byron Tapley’s satellite mission to measure gravity leads to discoveries about ice sheets, sea levels, floods and droughts

NASA scientists surveying water resources around the world with a pair of satellites 320 miles above Earth noticed something unusual in northwestern India in 2009. Farmers in the area known as the Bread Basket of India, which encompasses 438,000 square kilometers, were emptying the region’s aquifer faster than it could be replenished. Dr. Byron Tapley,…   » Continue Reading