The GES DISC Giovanni system will be the subject of a half-hour presentation on the first day of the American Geophysical Union 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Dr. James Acker will give the presentation, entitled "New Data Sets and Analysis Capabilities in Giovanni", on Monday, February 22, from 4:00-4:30 PM. This presentation will be preceded by Dr. Charles McClain, speaking on "Global Ocean Biology and Biogeochemical Data from SeaWiFS and MODIS". Dr. Acker's presentation will discuss data from those missions in Giovanni, other oceanographic data products — and other data sets of interest to the oceanographic community, such as precipitation data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, the Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study (MAIRS), and the Modern Era Retrospective-analysis for Research and Application (MERRA).
The presentation will take place at the NASA oceanographic data exhibit, which will feature the oceanographic data available from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Physical Oceanography DAAC (PODAAC), the Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG), and the GES DISC.
Dr. Acker is also the first author of a presentation at the meeting, entitled "Influence of Averaging Method on the Evaluation of a Coastal Ocean Color Event on the U.S. Northeast Coast", with co-authors Stephanie Schollaert Uz, Suhung Shen, and Greg Leptoukh.
Giovanni was also used in the preparation of the presentation authored by Texas A&M oceanographer Dr. Wilford Gardner (with co-authors M.J. Richardson, A. Karageorgis, E. Krasakopoulou, Y.B. Son, A.V. Mishonov) entitled "Measuring Particulate Organic Carbon (POC) in the Eastern Mediterranean From Satellites".
Interestingly, one of the new data sets described in Dr. Acker's presentation is the newly-reprocessed SeaWiFS data set, which includes a new data product, Particulate Organic Carbon. Researchers like Dr. Gardner who are interested in this particular subject will now have access to the global, full-mission-long monthly data for this data product in Giovanni.