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AGU Press Conference: NASA-NSF Scientists Discover Space Weather "Cold Fronts"


Large, global-scale disturbances that form in the Earth's upper atmosphere during space storms and disrupt the signals we use to communicate and navigate are the result of the equivalent of "cold fronts" moving through the planet's magnetic field. The findings from research teams supported by NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be presented at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, Calif.


+ Dr. Barbara Giles, LWS Geospace Program Scientist, NASA

+ Dr. Jerry Goldstein, Principal Scientist, Southwest Research Institute

+ Dr. Anthea J. Coster, Research Scientist, MIT Haystack Observatory

+ Tony Mannucci, Supervisor, Ionosphere and Atmosphere Remote Sensing Group


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Contact Information

Erica Hupp
NASA Headquarters
Washington, DC
Phone: 202/358-1237
Rachel Weintraub
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, Maryland
Phone: 301/286-0918
Bill Steigerwald
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, Maryland
Phone: 301/286-5017
Cheryl Dybas
The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Arlington, Virginia
Phone: 703/292-7734

Event Information

The press conference will take place at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference in San Francisco on Monday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. EST / 4 p.m. PST. Reporters should call 1-800-857-1081 (domestic) and 210-234-6614 (international) and use the passcode "NASA AGU" to listen and ask questions remotely. If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Rachel Weintraub, listed above.