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Measuring Water from Space

October 23, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

*This is a UNC Research Week Event!*

A new NASA satellite called SWOT is recording the first global survey of Earth’s water cycle with unprecedented accuracy — and UNC-Chapel Hill hydrologist Tamlin Pavelsky is verifying its data from North Carolina to New Zealand. Pavelsky and his research team will participate in a panel session led by UNC Research Communications Manager Alyssa LaFaro, who traveled with them to New Zealand in April 2023 to document their project.

They will discuss the challenges of working on a complex river system, their data collection methods (from boats to helicopters), and the global implications of the data that SWOT will produce.

This is an in-person event.


Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
250 E Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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