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Educator Workshops: Aura, CALIPSO, and CloudSat working with GLOBE

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bulletNASA CCAG 2006 Educator Workshop: Hosted by Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, July 9-15, 2006
NASA Satellites Study Earth's Atmosphere: CALIPSO, CloudSat, And GLOBE (CCAG)

 

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Additional information on the missions can be found at:
http://www-calipso.larc.nasa.gov
http://calipsooutreach.hamptonu.edu
http://cloudsat.atmos.colostate.edu
http://www.globe.gov

 


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bulletBrief Description of Satellite Missions:
CALIPSO and CloudSat are two satellite-based research missions that will provide students globally with a link to NASA research through their education and outreach programs. Each of these satellites is scheduled to be included in a formation of six satellites known as the Afternoon Satellite Constellation, also known as the "A-Train." The satellites composing the A-Train will fly in close proximity, providing combined detailed observations about the condition of Earth, assisting scientists with making predictions related to climate change. CALIPSO and CloudSat will use remote sensing instruments that are unique to their mission for data collection. CloudSat will use radar and provide a global survey of cloud properties to aid with improving cloud models and the accuracy of weather forecasts. CALIPSO will use lidar to detect size and distribution of aerosols to improve our understanding of the role aerosols and clouds play in Earth's climate system.

bulletEducator Workshop
An educator workshop titled NASA Satellites Study Earth's Atmosphere: CALIPSO, CloudSat, And GLOBE (CCAG) is currently scheduled for July 9-15, 2006 in Hampton, Virginia. The workshop targets middle school educators who will work with the CALIPSO and CloudSat missions to involve students in collecting and reporting visual cloud observations and sunphotometer data at the GLOBE website. Each of these satellites is scheduled to be included in a formation of six satellites known as the Afternoon Satellite Constellation, or A-Train for short.

bulletParticipant Support
Accepted workshop participants who complete all assignments and participate fully in the workshop will be provided with:

  • A $300 stipend

  • Reimbursement up to $500 for airfare

  • A Sunphotometer

  • Housing in a University Dormitory

  • All breakfasts, lunches and most dinners

  • A rental car for each group of 4 participants

  • All necessary materials and supplies needed for the workshop

  • An opportunity to receive 3 hours of graduate credit in science from Hampton University. Each participant must register and pay for this separately (Cost approx. $555) OR at no charge a letter certifying participation towards recertification points.

  • Teachers will receive GLOBE certification in atmospheric protocols

bulletRequirements
Each participant is required to:

  • Bring a lap-top with wireless capability

  • Attend ALL workshop sessions July 9-15 th, including evening activities and field trips associated with the workshop. A typical daily schedule runs 9am-5pm with some evening activities and field trips.

  • All participants must arrive by 5pm on July 9 th and stay until noon on July 15 th. NO EXCEPTIONS!

  • Develop an action plan that describes how they will

    • Incorporate lessons and activities learned at the workshop into their classroom

    • Host a staff development or regional workshop for their school or school system

    • Develop lessons that will be posted on the outreach website

    • Use the GLOBE atmospheric protocols to collect and report cloud and aerosol data online

bulletFor More Information Contact:
Barbara H. Maggi, Outreach Director, Center for Atmospheric Sciences, Hampton University
Email: barbara.maggi@hamptonu.edu
Phone: 757-727-5869



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CALIPSO is a collaboration between NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC), the French space agency CNES, Hampton University, the Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL), and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. The primary roles and contributions of these partners can be found at http://www-calipso.larc.nasa.gov. This mission is part of NASA's Earth System Science Pathfinder (ESSP) Program, a series of missions designed to examine critical issues in Earth system science.

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Last Updated: August 18, 2006
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