At the Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Phoenix, Arizona, GES DISC staff are presenting a one-day short course entitled “Online Visualization and Analysis of Atmospheric Processes Utilizing NASA Satellite Data in Giovanni", on Sunday, January 11, 2009.
The basics of satellite remote sensing, data formats, and Giovanni analysis functions will be described. These presentations will be followed by descriptions of data relevant to meteorology in Giovanni, including data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, Cloudsat, MODIS, AIRS, and OMI. There will be two case studies, one covering cloud and precipitation data, and the other discussing air quality. At the end of the course, a short period will be provided for attendees to use their own laptop computers to access Giovanni and analyze the various data types presented in the course.
The GES DISC staff who will be presenting sections of this short course are Steven Lloyd, Hualan Rui,Gregory Leptoukh, and Zhong Liu. Dr.Sundar Christopher of the University of Alabama-Huntsville will provide his expertise on air quality and aerosol data analysis.
This course is the first of several remote-sensing data training courses that will be carried out by GES DISC staff and colleagues in 2009. For more information on the training courses and the schedule of upcoming opportunities, contact Ana Prados, “Ana.I.Prados@nasa.gov”. The short courses are intended for in-depth training of professional audiences to improve understanding of how NASA remote sensing data can used for applications such as monitoring of environmental and public health impacts and decision-making.
Announcement: AMS Short Course on Online Visualization and Analysis of Atmospheric Processes Utilizing NASA Satellite Data in Giovanni