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

October 20, 2003
Next Earth Science Update Explores Global Effects Of Arctic Sea Ice
The worldwide impact of a simultaneous reduction in Arctic sea-ice and considerable warming of the Arctic over the past 20 years is the topic of NASA's next Earth Science Update.

The Update is Thursday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m. EDT in the NASA Headquarters James Webb Auditorium, 300 E Street SW, Washington.


  • Dr. Josefino Comiso, research scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
  • Mark C. Serreze, research scientist, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Michael Steele, oceanographer, University of Washington, Seattle
  • David H. Rind, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York
  • Waleed Abdalati, program scientist, NASA Headquarters, moderator

    NASA TV will carry the program live with two-way question-and-answer capability for reporters covering the event from participating agency centers. NASA TV is available 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 is available on voice circuit at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., by calling: 321/867-1220/1240/1260.

    For live webcast, click the "Watch NASA TV Now!" link at:

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


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