Water Use for the Delaware River Basin from 1950–2099

Submitted by atripp on Fri, 12/23/2022 - 13:01

The Delaware River Basin is an important water resource for Philadelphia and other cities in the region. It was chosen to demonstrate USGS’s model integration efforts to investigate the relationships among water use, land cover, and climate to assess and forecast the impact of changes in these parameters on the environment and water resources.

Parcel-based Modeling of Land Use, Water Use, and Water Availability

Submitted by atripp on Fri, 12/23/2022 - 11:19

The intersection of land use, water use, water availability, and climate change demands attention as resource constraints increasingly threaten human health and welfare. Long-term analyses of historical-to-current feedbacks among land use, water resources, and climate may support managers’ ability to anticipate potential feedbacks that could threaten human activities in the future.

Post-fire Recovery and Fire Modeling to Support Wildland Fuels Management in Sagebrush Steppe

Submitted by tadamson on Wed, 12/21/2022 - 11:35

USGS is co-producing research on the science and adaptive management of recovering burned areas in sagebrush steppe and the response of those areas to restoration interventions.  Landsat, Sentinel, and USGS vegetation mapping products derived from them are key data inputs.  Multiple publications have resulted from this work, which is funded entirely from the BLM and FWS.

Early Warning eXplorer for Food Security Monitoring

Submitted by tadamson on Mon, 12/19/2022 - 06:27

Climate-related impacts on food security and water availability continue to affect many parts of the globe.  Several regions, including sub-Saharan Africa, are not only susceptible to these impacts, but also lack the ability to monitor climate-related risk.  Earth observation (EO) satellites have been instrumental in offering large-scale monitoring capabilities for analysis of rainfall, evapotranspiration, vegetation

Water Use Mapping at the Landsat Scale for the Nation

Submitted by atripp on Thu, 06/17/2021 - 08:37

The estimation and mapping of evapotranspiration (ET) is an active area of applied USGS research in the fields of agriculture and water resources. Specifically, combining remote sensing data along with climate and other weather information in a cloud-based compute framework has illustrated the value of next-generation ET mapping for nationwide water use information.