Please join us at the joint seminar presented by the Office of Research and the Computational and Data Science (CADS) program


Observing the Terrestrial Water Cycle from Space

Dr. Venkataraman (Venkat) Lakshmi – University of Virginia


This talk will present innovations for downscaling soil moisture to 1km and its validation with ground and aircraft observations at a regional scale and high spatial resolution soil moisture for the continental United States. It will show how the satellite observations and model outputs can be used to close the water budget for continental river basins. From a societal context, satellite observations are instrumental in determining the available water resources in regions of the world where observations are lacking and local economy is tied closely to water.


The event will take place on Monday, November 18th from 4pm-5pm at AF 209A

For further inquiries, contact:
Dr. Thomas Piechota (
Dr. Hesham El-Askary (