NASA sets briefing on how climate warming affects marine life

WASHINGTON -- NASA is hosting a media teleconference announcing new scientific findings that show for the first time how the foundation of Earth's marine food web responds to changes in climate. The teleconference will begin at 2 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Reporters must contact Steve Cole at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. for participation information. Images and graphics supporting the briefing will be posted shortly before the briefing at:

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/topstory/2006/warm_marine.html

Participants:

  • Michael J. Behrenfeld, ocean plant ecologist, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore.

  • Gene Carl Feldman, oceanographer and SeaWIFs project manager, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

  • Oscar Schofield aquatic biologist, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live at:

http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio

For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

A video file will run on the NASA-TV media channel (#103) on December 6, 2006. The NASA TV Video File runs daily on the NASA TV media channel (#103) at 6 and 9 A.M., 12, 4 AND 10 P.M. For exact scheduled air times, visit: www.nasa.gov/ntv

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NASA Television is carried on an MPEG-2 digital signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. A Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) - compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) with modulation of QPSK/DBV, data rate of 36.86 and FEC is needed for reception. NASA TV Multichannel Broadcast includes Public Services Channel (#101), the Education Channel (#102) and the Media Services Channel (#103).


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