NASA announces geoscience and remote sensing presentations

09/14/04

NASA researchers will present Earth and space science findings at the 2004 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Sept. 20-24 at the Egan Convention Center, Anchorage, Alaska. The Symposium theme is "Exploring and Managing a Changing Planet."

FROM EARTH TO THE MOON, MARS AND BEYOND AND BACK AGAIN:
Monday Sept. 20, 1-4 p.m. EDT, Performing Arts Center, Discovery Theatre
Alphonso V. Diaz, Associate Administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

GLOBAL EARTH OBSERVATIONS:
Monday, Sept. 20, 6:20 p.m. EDT, Performing Arts Center, Discovery Theatre
Ron Birk, Program Director for Applied Sciences, NASA's Science Mission Directorate will co-leads a panel about the Global Earth Observation System.

MARS-LIKE LANDSCAPES ON EARTH:
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 6 p.m. EDT, Performing Arts Center, Discovery Theatre
James Garvin, Chief Scientist for Mars Exploration, NASA Headquarters, Washington, discusses landscapes found on Earth similar to those on Mars.

ASTER IMAGING OF VOLCANOES AS SURROGATES FOR MARS TERRAINS:
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 6:20 p.m. EDT, Performing Arts Center, Discovery Theatre
David Pieri, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., presents research from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER). It has collected a nearly ideal image data set for close analog comparisons with Martian landscapes, particularly those of volcanic and fluvial origin.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS CONSIDERATIONS FOR COLLABORATIVE MARS-EARTH EXPLORATION CAMPAIGN:
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m. EDT, Performing Arts Center, Discovery Theatre
Dan Clancy, NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., hosts the discussion.

REMOTE SENSING ON MARS WITH EARTH AS AN ANALOG:
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 8 p.m. EDT, Performing Arts Center, Discovery Theatre
Granville Paules, Lead Technologist, NASA's Science Mission Directorate, moderates panel discussion on remote sensing.

MAKING NASA EARTH-OBSERVING SYSTEM SATELLITE DATA ACCESSIBLE TO THE K-12 AND CITIZEN-SCIENTIST COMMUNITIES:
Friday, Sept. 24, 12:40 p.m. EDT, Egan Lower Level, Room 8
Carrie S. Phelps, Lin H. Chambers, Pauline T. Detweiler and Susan W. Moore, NASA's Langley Research Center (LaRC), Hampton, Va., discuss the "Mentoring and inquiry using NASA Data on Atmospheric and Earth science for Teachers and Amateurs."

NASA'S S'COOL PROJECT: BRIDGING THE DIVIDE BETWEEN THE REAL WORLD AND THE CLASSROOM:
Friday, Sept. 24, 5:40-9:40 p.m. EDT, Explorer's Hall
Roberto Sepulveda, Susan W. Moore, and Lin H. Chambers, LaRC, present information about the CERES Students' Cloud Observations On-Line Project.

For Alaska local times, subtract four hours.

For information and images about IGARSS on the Internet, visit: http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/topstory/2004/0916igarss.html

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