October 1, 1995 to October 1, 2000
Project Location: 
Mississippi River Basin
Project Description: 

The Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Continental-scale International Project (GCIP) Enhanced Observing Period (EOP) takes place in the Mississippi River basin during 1995-2000. The Mississippi River basin provides a number of watershed areas that are potentionally useful for hydrologic focussed studies. During this period, there will be a number of Enhanced Seasonal Observing Periods (ESOPs) in various smaller scale areas.


  1.  Document the time-space variability of the hydrological and energy budgets at a continental-scale
  2. Develop and validate macro-scale land surface hydrologic models, related high resolution atmospheric models, and coupled hydrologic-atmospheric models
  3. Develop and validate information retrieval schemes incorporating existing and future satellite observations combined with enhanced ground-based observations
  4. Provide a capability to translate the effects of a future climate change into impacts on water resources on a regional basis.