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APPLIED SCIENCES DIRECTOR TIES DETAILS TO BIG PICTURE
Jan. 7, 2005
 


Dr. Ed Johnson of Picayune is director of the Applied Sciences Directorate (ASD) at NASA's Stennis Space Center. ASD works to analyze data gathered by satellites, sensors, communication networks, computing capabilities and geographic information systems to improve predictions in weather, climate and responses to natural hazards, among other things. Johnson calls ASD's data-results connections important and valuable. 'We're obliged to provide something of value that helps peopleā€¦. At the end of the day, you have to have done something with what you learned.'