Blue Dot: Groundwater problems and solutions: from paleo valleys to monitoring the resource from space
Host Dave Schlom takes us into the fascinating and vitally important world of groundwater science. Journalist and author of the book Water Always Wins introduces us to the concept of paleo valleys and introduces us to Dr. Graham Fogg, Emeritus Professor of Hydrogeology at UC Davis.
Fogg is the star of the show as he takes us on a groundwater 101 lesson and explains why ancient buried river valleys are the perfect places to store water. To conclude the show, we take a look at the GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) satellite mission which monitors groundwater from Earth orbit with GRACE Follow On Project Scientist Felix Landerer.