Hydrology & Climate Research Group and the UCCHM (Famiglietti)
Jay Famiglietti's Hydrology & Climate Research Group investigates how the water cycle and freshwater resources are being impacted by climate change. The group has developed advanced computer models and use satellite remote sensing to track water availability around the globe. They have pioneered methods using data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission to identify groundwater depletion in the world’s major aquifers. Professor Famiglietti is the founding director of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling, a University of California system-wide center formed to develop state-of-the-art predictive models to address high-priority water isues in California and the Western United States.