Sixty Years of Earth Observations

Session ID#: 24449

Session Description:
On Jan. 31, 1958, the first U.S. satellite, Explorer 1, was launched from Cape Canaveral, initiating 60 years of extraordinary technological and scientific advances that have improved both the understanding of our planet and the lives we lead on it. The unique view of Earth and the Sun afforded by these satellites yields insights into how natural and man-made changes influence the systems of our planet on land, in oceans, at the poles, over mountains, across deserts, and into the atmosphere. NASA proposes hosting a Union Session for the 2017 AGU Fall Conference that summarizes and critically examines what we have learned from space-based Earth observations as well as what we and our international partners expect to learn from the next generation of satellites. The live-streamed session will focus on the satellite-driven exponential growth in our science and its impact on our economy, industry and security.
Primary Convener:  Jack A Kaye, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States
Conveners:  Cikanek Harry, NOAA NESDIS, STAR, College Park, MD, United States and Elsayed R Talaat, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States
Index Terms:

1640 Remote sensing [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1699 General or miscellaneous [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1794 Instruments and techniques [HISTORY OF GEOPHYSICS]
9820 Techniques applicable in three or more fields [GENERAL OR MISCELLANEOUS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Marshall Shepherd, Athens, GA, United States and Joseph A Santanello Jr, NASA, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Susan K Avery, Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst., Woods Hole, MA, United States
Carolin Richter, World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
William Lapenta, NOAA College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA, Science Mission Directorate, Washington, DC, United States
James M Russell III, Hampton University, Hampton, VA, United States

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