31, 2007: GLOBE students in France, U.S. meet
via video conferences
Connecting with students
across the globe, Felten Middle School students
have been learning about a global environmental
science project called, appropriately enough,
GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to
Benefit the Environment). Read
article about video conference from Fort Hays
to the Editor of the Washington Post by NASA
Administrator Michael Griffin, January 29,
The Washington Post
Monday, January 29, 2007; Page A14
|CALIPSO's 'First Light' Data
View the PDF that shows some of the first data collected and analyzed. The plots arranged in this PDF can be placed end-to-end starting at the top graph and moving down. The map shows the ground track, which is the location where the data was taken. In the first plot the satellite is near 60 N heading south. Near 8 N there is a layer near 20 km which we believe is the plume from Soufriere Hills Volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. The dome collapse May 20 sent ash clouds 55,000 feet into the atmosphere. A large polar stratospheric cloud can be seen above Antarctica.
An Example of the
CALIPSO 'First Light' Data
CALIPSO and CloudSat launch scheduled for April 21, 2006!
View launch URLs and events. View NASA's CALIPSO and CloudSat Press Kit for the launch.
Richmond Times-Dispatch Article "Delayed launch par for the school course" published April 23, 2006.
Daily Press Article "HUmming CALIPSO" published April 11, 2006.
|CALIPSO/CloudSat/GLOBE Web Forum October 17-21, 2005
Students participated in a web forum with mission scientists from CALIPSO and CloudSat! The web forum was hosted by GLOBE from Oct. 17th through 21st. Mission scientists and educators answered questions about the missions, weather, clouds, aerosols, and climate change.
CALIPSO and CloudSat article published in Avaiation Week & Space Technology, "To the A-Train: Launch will Add Two New Cloud-Observing Satellites," October 10, 2005.
Articles about NASA's "Live Event" Videoconference
"American students from the School of International Studies at Meadowbrooke in Norfolk, Va., and French students from the College Cantelande near Bordeaux, France, met "face-to-face," at least virtually, in February as part of a program to teach the students about clouds, aerosols, weather and climate through the CloudSat and CALIPSO satellite missions."
This article can be found at either:
http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/everydaylife/Video-conference.html or http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/science/Video_conference.html
Here are the questions from the Meadowbrook students who attended the teleconference with the French students and NASA.
1. How do clouds move?
2. What would happen to the weather and/or climate if there were no clouds?
3. Are all clouds located in the troposphere?
4. Will the Calypso do anything other than measure clouds and tell us about the weather?
5. Does the temperature in deserts/tropical areas have anything to do with clouds and cloud formation?
"GLOBE Activities Now Implemented in France"
An article on the GLOBE website about CALIPSO's workshop in France (February 2005) and the "Live Event" videoconference between the U.S. and France schools.
Article from The Earth Observer • March/April 2004 Vol. 16 No. 2: "Update on Recent ESSP Mission Activities" by Alan Ward, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
"NASA CONNECT: The 'A' Train Express" article is available at the NASA Portal: http://www1.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/5-8/features/F_A_Train_Express.html
"African American Earth Explorers: An Interview with Dymond, Tevon and ShaTira" article is available at the NASA Portal: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/F_African_American_Explorers_5-8.html
"CALIPSO and CloudSat Education and Public Outreach Programs partner with GLOBE and NASA CONNECT" article is available at the GLOBE website: http://www.globe.gov/fsl/html/templ.cgi?calipso&lang=en&nav=1