GRACE Follow-on (GRACE-FO) is continuing GRACE's legacy of tracking Earth's water movement to monitor changes in underground water storage, the amount of water stored in large lakes and rivers, soil moisture, ice sheets and glaciers, and sea level caused by the addition of water to the ocean. These discoveries provide a unique view of Earth's climate and have far-reaching benefits to society and the world's population.
May 4,2015Thanks to an agreement with JPL for the GRACE Follow-On mission, the Center for Space Research will have a key role in shaping what space geodesy will look like over the next 10 to 15 years.
April 21,2015Michael Watkins, who worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for 22 years and now oversees JPL's Science Division, begins his new job at UT this July.
Charley is Deputy Section Manager of JPL's Tracking and Application Section. In addition to the GRACE-family missions, he has focused on using GPS to perform and enable precise measurements of the Earth.
"I found I really like to build things as part of a team. We get a group of people and we put something together and we figure out how it should work and then we try to solve all the problems. And then actually turn it on and have it work -- that's really what I like to do."