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John Bolten

Applications Working Group, and Co-Investigator, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

How I work with Harvest

Dr. Bolten works with NASA Harvest on hydrological modeling, soil moisture, and data assimilation


Dr. John Bolten is the Associate Program Manager of Water Resources for the NASA Applied Sciences Program. His research focuses on the application of satellite-based remote sensing and land surface hydrological modeling for improved ecological and water resource management. Dr. Bolten is involved in several water resources management efforts in the Middle East, Central and North Africa, Southeast Asia, and United States. He is serving on the Panel on Global Hydrological Cycles and Water Resources for the 2017-2027 Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space, and is also serving as NASA DEVELOP Program Lead Science Advisor for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, as well as Associate Editor for Water Resources Research. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geology with an emphasis in hydrology and remote sensing from the University of South Carolina.