NASA to Use Satellites for Monitoring Snow & Its Upshots on Earth’s Water Resources

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is not just looking into outer space, planetary systems, and alien lives. It is also monitoring ecological changes, climate formation and alterations, and modifications in the earth. In a similar approach, the experts of NASA are now eyeing on monitoring and calculating mountain snows of the world, in order to find out the amount of water trapped inside the icy crust globally. By using satellites, NASA is planning to obtain the details of mountain snow and its effect on water resources of the earth.

A NASA-owned and operated experiment called ‘SnowEx’, which is currently using five aircraft to scrutinise ten sensors, someday might be used to keep an eye on mountain snow from satellites. To accomplish the perspectives of monitoring snow, NASA’s instrument-laden aircraft are currently researching in the Colorado high country this month, and NASA’s experts are expecting to get some better ways from this survey which will help them in measuring the amount of water locked up beneath the mountain snows of the world.

As believed by the scientists at NASA, mountain snows hold a substantial share of the global water population and the new research will help them to keep an eye on the snow amounts and calculating the amount of water locked up in the mountains, across the world.

The ultimate goal of this mission is to discover the ideal combination of technological advancements and satellite surveillances to triumph over multiple setbacks, including the uncertain method of analysing the amount of snow concealed under forest canopies.

Splitting light on this new perspective of NASA, Ed Kim, a researcher at NASA and lead scientist for SnowEx said, the new mission will give us a monumental leap in the agency’s current capability to predict water supply. Having the precise information about the amount of water absorbed by mountain snow and the quantity of snow hidden beneath the forest canopies, we can make accurate anticipate regarding the supply of water across the world.”