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For Release: April 14, 1998

Kimberly W. Land
(757) 864-9885

RELEASE NO. 98-018

Thursday, April 16 at NASA Langley
Media Workshop on Earth Day 1998 Topics

In honor of Earth Day 1998, media are invited to attend a workshop on various environmental issues on Thursday, April 16, at 10 a.m. at the Pearl Young Theater, NASA Langley Research Center. Earth Day, held annually on April 22, was initiated in the spring of 1970.

Environmental researchers from NASA Langley Research Center, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) of Hampton Roads will discuss the exploration of the Earth's air, land and water, as well as efforts to preserve and protect our planet's environment.

Discussions will include new technologies to study the Earth's atmosphere, weather and climate, and presentations on research topics such as the Atmospheric Effects of Aviation; Mineral Resources and Shifting Shorelines; and Coastal Ocean and Estuarine Science.

NASA, mandated by Congress to investigate and assess global change, is the lead government agency in the United States' Global Change Research Program. It is this concern with our planet and its future that led Vice President Gore to recently propose the development of a satellite system to continually monitor our planet and to make its images available live on the Internet.

More details about NASA Langley's involvement in Earth Day can be found at the NASA Langley Atmospheric Sciences Division homepage at:


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