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GES DISC scientists attend climate and instrument meetings

World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) meetings on the calendar

GES DISC scientists attend climate and instrument meetings

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GES DISC scientists attend climate and instrument meetings

Several staff members from the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) are attending two  scientific meetings in Silver Spring, Maryland, this week. 


Hualan Rui, Dana Ostrenga, Thomas Hearty, and Leonid Petrov are participating in the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) International Conference on Reanalyses (ICR) in Silver Spring, Maryland. The NASA GES DISC is the archive for data from the Modern Era Retrospective-analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA) project, which is an important meteorological data reanalysis project funded by NASA through the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.   Hualan Rui is the first author of a poster presentation at this meeting, entitled "New and Improved GLDAS Data and Data Services at NASA GES DISC" (Abstract, PDF).   The poster will be available from the NASA GES DISC Publications page soon after the meeting.

GLDAS stands for "Global Land Data Assimilation System".   More information is available here.


Arif Albayrak, Jennifer Wei, and Suhung Shen are attending the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)  Science Team meeting, also in Silver Spring.  (Agenda, PDF) The meeting comes very soon after the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Earth Observing System (EOS) Aqua satellite, which carries one of the two MODIS sensors in orbit, the other borne on the EOS satellite Terra.

More information on MODIS:  The GES DISC provides atmospheric, oceanic, and land data products in several different portals of the NASA Giovanni system.


The GES DISC is a NASA earth science data center, part of the NASA Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project.

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Last updated: May 09, 2012 01:09 PM ET