RELEASE NO. 01-117
|For Release: December 10, 2001|
NASA Langley 2001 Fall AGU Tip Sheet
Scientists from NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va., will report on new atmospheric science discoveries and areas of exploration at the Fall American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, Dec. 10-14, 2001. Details of scheduled papers and poster sessions follow:
Earth Science Education and the Girl Scouts USA
Improved Results from Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) II
From Days to Decades: The Sun and the Earth Linked by a Tenuous Wind
Climate Observing System Challenges
The latest educational outreach activities in support of the SAGE III satellite launch in late 2001 by the SOLAR (Students On-Line Atmospheric Research) program is presented by Susan Moore.
New presenters will discuss new research contributions to atmospheric science covering topics such as climate change, El Niño and La Niña events and weather forecasts. Session convener is Melody Avery.
Unique, global observations of aerosols in the lower atmosphere from the Lidar In-Space Technology Experiment (LITE), built by NASA Langley and flown on the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1994, is presented by David Winker.
Overview of future groundbreaking measurements by the FIRST instrument (Far-Infrared Spectroscopy of the Troposphere) of far-infrared thermal radiationenergy that is virtually unobserved despite containing about half the amount of total heat emitted from the Earth is presented by Marty Mlynczak.
Identifying issues for long-term data understandability is presented by Bruce Barkstrom.
A summary of the Chesapeake Lighthouse and Aircraft Measurements for Satellites (CLAMS) campaign conducted during Summer 2001 to validate and improve measurements of atmospheric aerosols and the Earth's heat budget from NASA's Terra satellite is presented by Bill Smith.
Determining an accurate shortwave energy budget for the atmosphere in cloudless conditions using satellite, field campaign and validation experiment measurements is presented by Thomas Charlock.
Results from ongoing research at the Atmospheric Sciences Data Center to visualize large scale, multiparameter atmospheric science data sets and models using immersive 3-D worlds is presented by James Frenzer.
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