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Land Data Assimilation: Applications for Earth System Science

Prof.  Manuela Girotto

University of California, Berkeley

Monday January 30, 2022, 2 PM ET



The goal of data assimilation is to provide a better estimate of the environmental states than either models or observations could individually do. This presentation will focus on benefits, challenges and applications of recent land surface data assimilation research efforts targeted at improving snow, soil moisture, groundwater, and terrestrial water storage hydrological states.



Manuela Girotto is an Assistant Professor in the department of Environmental Science and Policy Management at UC Berkeley. Her research merges cutting-edge space technology and remotely-sensed observations of the earth with state-of-the-art models for the purpose of improving our scientific knowledge about variability and change in hydrologic cycles. In particular, her research focuses on snow, soil moisture, and groundwater hydrology. After earning the PhD in civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, Prof. Girotto has worked as a research scientist in the earth science division of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.



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Jan 30 2023


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


John Xun Yang