GES DISC scientist and data manager Dr. Gregory Leptoukh is attending the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Seminar / Determination of Atmospheric Aerosol Properties Using Satellite Measurements at the Physics Center Bad Honnef, Bad Honnef, Germany, located near Bremen. The three-day seminar, August 17-19, features presentations by scientists from the United States and European countries which will discuss observations of atmospheric aerosols from spaceborne sensors. The past decade, marked by the launch of MODIS and MISR on the NASA Terra earth-observing satellite in 1999, has seen a substantial increase in atmospheric aerosol data collected by satellite observations. Participants in the seminar will be able to listen to presentations discussing MISR, CALIPSO, the '"A-Train" constellation, MERIS, MODIS, and SeaWiFS. Other presentations will concern advanced algorithms, analytical challenges, and future plans. Many NASA scientists are speakers at this seminar; scientists Ralph Kahn, Christina Hsu and Alexei Lyapustin from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Michael Mishchenko of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies are on the agenda.
Seminar schedule (PDF)