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Elvia H. Thompson/Etta Jane Pagani
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1696/1034)

July 17, 2003
NASA Helps Fight Deadly Fires
NASA satellite data is providing scientists and fire managers with unparalleled insight into how deadly fires behave, and how to fight them. NASA's contribution to fire management is the topic of the next Earth Science Update (ESU). The ESU is Tuesday, July 22, at 3 p.m. EDT in NASA's James Webb Auditorium, 300 E Street S.W., Washington.

Panelists include:

Tom Bobbe, center manager, USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center, Salt Lake City
Dr. Chris Justice, professor, Department of Geography, University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
Dr. Vince Salomonson, MODIS science team lead, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, (GSFC) Greenbelt, Md.
Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd, GSFC, is moderator.

The ESU will be carried live on NASA Television with two-way question-and-answer capability for reporters covering the event from participating agency centers. NASA TV is broadcast on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-band, located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. Audio of the broadcast will be available on voice circuit at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., by calling: 321/867-1220/1240/1260.

Click the "Watch NASA TV Now!" link for live Web cast at:

For information about NASA's Earth Science Enterprise on the Internet, visit:


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