Dr. Suhung Shen of the Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) and George Mason University will travel to Kunming, China to attend a Monsoon-Asia Integrated Regional Study (MAIRS) workshop. This MAIRS workshop will be for members of the Dryland Working Group on Coupled Human-Environment Systems. The workshop takes place March 22-25, 2010.
At the workshop, Dr. Shen will give a presentation entitled "Utilizing Higher Resolution Land Surface Remote Sensing Data for Assessing Recent Trends over Asia Monsoon Region". The presentation will discuss the integration of 1-kilometer spatial resolution land temperature data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), with 8-day temporal resolution, into the NASA MAIRS Data Center. The data will be available for analysis and visualization in the Giovanni data system.
Dr. Shen first came to the GES DISC as a programmer/analyst working with ocean color data archive hosting data from the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS). She has since applied her expertise in meteorology, data analysis, and data processing to many different projects at the GES DISC, including development of the Giovanni system, integration of ocean color data into Giovanni, and management of the Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative (NEESPI) data interface in Giovanni. Dr. Shen currently leads the NASA MAIRS Data Center effort at the GES DISC.
Kunming is the capital of Yunnan Province in southwestern China, and is located near some of China's famous scenic karst geological features.