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Broadcast Quality Audio Files, “Efforts to Make a West Nile Virus Risk Map”

Broadcast quality audio files, Jay Skiles, a scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., talks about the a NASA-student effort to make a West Nile Virus ‘risk map’ of Monterey County, Calif., in the summer of 2003. Recorded in September 2003.


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All questions below are linked to broadcast quality and other on-line audio files

  1. Question One: 1. What was the objective of the NASA student-led West Nile virus project regarding Monterey County, Calif.?
    (3:01 MINUTES)
  2. Question Two: What happens to people when they get West Nile disease? (45 SECONDS)
  3. Question Three: Please describe what the West Nile Virus risk map looks like? (2:22 MINUTES)
  4. Question Four: What is remote sensing, and why did you use it in the West Nile Virus project? (58 SECONDS)
  5. Question Five: What is ground truth? (43 SECONDS)
  6. Question Six:How useful is the West Nile Virus risk map to Monterey County, Calif.? (1:01 MINUTES)
  7. Question Seven: Have people made mosquito risk maps like this before? (31 SECONDS)
  8. Question Eight: Do you think similar West Nile Virus risk maps will be done for other areas? (49 SECONDS)
  9. Question Nine: What else besides West Nile Virus studies were students doing in the ‘Develop’ project in the summer of 2003 at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.? (1:58 MINUTES)
  10. Question Ten: What is Landsat imagery? (34 SECONDS)
  11. Question Eleven: What is the product the students have delivered to the Paiute tribal council? (1:08 MINUTES)
  12. Question Twelve: Have you been asked to do follow up work for the West Nile project and the invasive species surveys?
    (1:48 MINUTES)
  13. Question Thirteen: Will the ‘Develop’ project continue in the summer of 2004? (40 SECONDS)