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GES DISC scientist attends MODIS Science Team meeting

Meeting will discuss status of sensors and science for land, ocean, and atmosphere remote sensing

GES DISC scientist attends MODIS Science Team meeting

MODIS image of dust storm over the Gobi Desert and northern China, May 11, 2011. Courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory

GES DISC scientist attends MODIS Science Team meeting

The 2011 science team meeting for the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments on the Terra and Aqua Earth Observing System satellites will take place in College Park, Maryland on May 18-20.   Dr. Aijun Chen, who specializes in advanced visualizations of NASA remote sensing data and the utilization of NASA data in Google Earth, will be a representative of the Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) at this meeting.

The meeting features both plenary sessions and breakout discipline sessions, the latter being conducted for the atmosphere, ocean, and calibration groups.   Two plenary presentations by Steve Platnick and Bryan Franz  highlight long-term data records for atmospheric and oceanic science.   

On May 20, a presentation to the plenary session by Toby Westberry of Oregon State University discusses phytoplankton physiology and chlorophyll fluorescence.  The MODIS chlorophyll fluorescence data product was recently added to the NASA Giovanni system.  The breakout session for the atmosphere group will be discussing algorithms for several aerosol and cloud data products, which are frequently used products in the MODIS Giovanni data portals.

Web page:  MODIS Science Team Meeting, May 18-20  (includes session agendas)



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