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Now online: Proceedings of the 2012 Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop

Research utilizing Giovanni was the focus of unique international Internet meeting

Now online: Proceedings of the 2012 Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop

Charles Ichoku of GSFC used Giovanni in reseach on the linkages between environmental processes and drought in sub-Saharan Africa

Now online: Proceedings of the 2012 Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop


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For three days in September 2012, researchers from around the world gave presentations demonstrating how the NASA Giovanni data visualization and analysis system fostered and aided research on diverse  subjects, professional training, and climate change education using NASA Earth observational data. This meeting, however, did not require researchers from Greece, Israel, Russia, the Netherlands, China, Oman, and the United States from New York to California to travel to Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Instead, the meeting was conducted entirely online, with the scientists giving their presentations from their home countries and their own offices. Furthermore, participants could interact with the presenter, asking questions and offering comments in a chat box.
The online ‘silent’ format of this meeting allowed all of the presenters’ remarks and participant questions to be recorded as text transcripts. These transcripts and the final versions of the presentations have now been published in the Proceedings of the 2012 Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop. In most cases, either a PDF or Powerpoint presentation is available, along with a text file or PDF file of the corresponding narration and interactive comments. (Some presentations are only available as a PDF or a Powerpoint.) A transcript of the roundtable discussion of how Giovanni can be used in education is also available.
In addition, the introductory session of the meeting highlighted the current status of Giovanni, the development of the next-generation Giovanni-4, and a short presentation on the life of Dr. Gregory G. Leptoukh, who led the evolution of the Giovanni system for many years, and who passed away suddenly on January 12, 2012. The workshop demonstrated how Leptoukh’s vision for Giovanni’s contribution to Earth science with NASA remote sensing data has come to fruition.
The workshop proceedings are organized in order of presentation at the meeting. The presentation titles and authors are shown below.
Day 1, September 25, 2012, Morning Session
Hello and Welcome to the 2012 Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop
Opening Remarks – Steve Kempler — NASA GES DISC
What's New with Giovanni – James Acker  NASA GES DISC / Adnet Inc.
Highlights of Giovanni Research in 2012 – James Acker NASA GES DISC / Adnet Inc.
Development of Giovanni-4 (G4) – Chris Lynnes NASA GES DISC
Interacting with Giovanni and the Giovanni Community (Social Media) – James Acker NASA GES DISC / Adnet, Inc.
Day 1, September 25, 2012, Afternoon Session
Use of MODIS Data for Inferring Radiative Fluxes and Applications - Rachel Pinker University of Maryland College Park
Use of Giovanni System in Public Health Application – Radina Soebiyanto Universities Space Research Association / NASA GSFC
Satellite Remote Sensing for Malaria Epidemic Early Warning in a Highland Region of Ethiopia – Michael Wimberly South Dakota State University
Hydrology Research with the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS) Data Sets at the NASA GES DISC Using Giovanni – David Mocko NASA GSFC / SAIC
Monitoring Extreme Rain Events using Giovanni – Amita Mehta NASA GSFC / JCET, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Day 1, September 25, 2012, Evening Session
Utilizing Giovanni in Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA) Learning Modules – Paul Adams Fort Hays State University
Exploring Land Processes and Climate Variations through Giovanni – Suhung Shen  NASA GES DISC / George Mason University
Day 2, September 26, 2012, Morning Session
Near real-time disturbance monitoring using satellite images: Severe drought in Somalia – Jan Verbesselt Wageningen University, The Netherlands
MAPSS and AeroStat: integrated analysis of aerosol measurements using Level 2 Data and Point Data in Giovanni – Maksym Petrenko NASA GSFC / University of Maryland
Emission and Transport of 137Cs from Boreal Biomass Burning – Sarah Strode  Universities Space Research Association / NASA GSFC
Exploring the Longwave Radiative Effects of Dust Aerosols - Richard Hansell NASA GSFC / University of Maryland
Day 2, September 26, 2012, Afternoon Session
Chlorophyll variability along the Louisiana-Texas coast from satellite wind and ocean color data – Eurico D’Sa — Louisiana State University
Examining Lake Michigan Spring Euphotic Depth (Zeu) Anomalies - James Acker NASA GES DISC / Adnet Inc.
Fishery success and adaptation to plantation systems in Chile - Tracy van Holt — East Carolina University
Climate Variability and Phytoplankton Composition in the Pacific Ocean – Cecile Rousseaux — Universities Space Research Association / NASA GSFC
Characterizing the Photochemical Environment over China – Zhen Liu — Georgia Institute of Technology
Day 3, September 27, 2012, First morning session
Atmospheric Research over Indian sub-continent using GIOVANNI data – Dimitris Kaskaoutis
GIOVANNI in the Arabian Sea – Sergey Piontkovski Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman
Weekly Cycles in Tropospheric NO2 over Largest Urban Agglomerations Inferred from OMI Data – Sergei Sitnov A. M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences
Relationship between aerosol optical thickness trends and population growth in the Indian subcontinent – Pavel Kishcha — Tel Aviv University, Israel
Giovanni in Russia at Moscow State University: aerosol studies and educational process – Natalia Chubarova Moscow State University, Russia
Day 3, September 27, 2012, Second morning session
Propagation of Convective Complexes Monitored by Giovanni TRMM Imagery over the Eastern Tropical Atlantic – Leonard Druyan Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Using Giovanni in Investigating the Links between Environmental Processes and Drought in Northern sub-Saharan Africa – Charles Ichoku NASA GSFC
Giovanni as a Tool for Teaching Remote Sensing Applications – Richard Kleidman — NASA GSFC / SSAI
Day 3, September 27, 2012, Afternoon Session
Data-enhanced Investigations for Climate Change Education (DICCE) – Daniel Zalles SRI International
Education Roundtable Discussion – Amanda Truett (Montgomery College), Ruth Krumhansl (Education Development Center, Inc), Bob Myers (Earth System Science Educational Alliance), Daniel Zalles (SRI International), James Acker (NASA GES DISC / Adnet Inc.)



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