GES DISC scientists James Acker (Wyle IS LLC) and Ana Prados (University of Maryland - Baltimore County/Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology) will give a joint presentation at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City. The presentation will be on September 23rd in the 3rd floor conference room at GISS, which is located at 2880 Broadway. (It's frequently noted that Tom's Restaurant at street level in the building where GISS is located was used for exterior shots in the TV sitcom Seinfeld.)
Dr. Acker's presentation is entitled "Using Giovanni to Look Back (and Forward?) at Global and Regional Climate". He will discuss the examination of potential climate trends in data sets available in Giovanni, and how Giovanni could be augmented with output from global climate models.
Dr. Prados will give a presentation entitled "NASA Applied Remote Sensing Education and Training Activities". Dr. Prados and colleagues have provided several professional training workshops focused on air quality, utilizing NASA tools and data. The goal of the workshops is to enhance the abilities of technical professionals, researchers, and students to acquire NASA data, analyze it, and interpret it correctly. The Web site for the program is http://arset.gsfc.nasa.gov/.
Dr. Acker will also be in New York prior to the presentation at GISS to attend the annual Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) User Services Working Group meeting, hosted this year by the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). SEDAC is a part of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University.
Seminar announcement at GISS (with presentation abstracts)