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|Main Title||Integrating multiscale observations of U.S. waters /|
|CORP Author||National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Integrated Observations for Hydrologic and Related Sciences.|
|Publisher||National Academies Press,|
|ISBN||9780309114578 (pbk.); 0309114578 (pbk.)|
|Subjects||Water quality--Monitoring--United States ; Environmental monitoring--United States--Data processing ; Data warehousing--United States ; Database management--United States ; Stream measurements--United States ; Artificial satellites in earth sciences--United States ; Artificial satellites in oceanography--United States ; Earth sciences--Remote sensing|
|Collation||xii, 198 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.|
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-180).
"Water is essential to life for humans and their food crops, and for ecosystems. Effective water management requires tracking the inflow, outflow, quantity and quality of ground-water and surface water, much like balancing a bank account. Currently, networks of ground-based instruments measure these in individual locations, while airborne and satellite sensors measure them over larger areas. Recent technological innovations offer unprecedented possibilities to integrate space, air, and land observations to advance water science and guide management decisions. This book concludes that in order to realize the potential of integrated data, agencies, universities, and the private sector must work together to develop new kinds of sensors, test them in field studies, and help users to apply this information to real problems"--Publisher.