Articles | Volume 23, issue 8
Research article
09 Aug 2019
Research article |  | 09 Aug 2019

Using GRACE in a streamflow recession to determine drainable water storage in the Mississippi River basin

Heloisa Ehalt Macedo, Ralph Edward Beighley, Cédric H. David, and John T. Reager

Data sets

GRACE monthly global water mass grids NETCDF RELEASE 5.0 D. Wiese

National Water Information System data available on the World Wide Web US Geological Survey

Short summary
The water stored under the surface is very important for defining the amount of water available for human and environmental applications; however, it is still a challenge to obtain such measurements. NASA's GRACE satellites provide information on total terrestrial water storage based on observations of gravity changes. Here, we relate GRACE data to streamflow measurements, providing estimations of the fraction of baseflow and total drainable storage for the Mississippi River basin.