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NASA Scientists Complete 1st Global Survey of Freshwater Fluctuation (by NASA)

O primeiro registro científico das flutuações nos níveis dos reservatórios de água doce em toda a Terra ... estudo com tecnologia laser via satélite monitorou 227.386 corpos d'água durante 22 meses ... e mediu a variação média do nível da água ... 0,22 metros em lagos naturais .... e 0,86 metros em reservatórios artificiais, ou seja, 4 vezes mais ... por outro lado, para cada 1 reservatório artificial há 24 naturais .... apesar dos artificiais responderem por 57% do total global dos depósitos d'água. "Understanding that variability and finding patterns in water management really shows how much we are altering the global hydrological cycle,” said Sarah Cooley, a remote sensing hydrologist at Stanford University in California, who led the research. “The impact of humans on water storage is much higher than we were anticipating.

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