NASA satellite data is providing scientists and fire
managers with unparalleled insight into how deadly fires
behave, and how to fight them. NASA’s contribution to fire
management is the topic of the next Earth Science Update
(ESU). The ESU is Tuesday, July 22, at 3 p.m. EDT in NASA’s
James Webb Auditorium, 300 E Street S.W., Washington.

Panelists include:

  • Tom Bobbe, center manager, USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center, Salt Lake City
  • Dr. Chris Justice, professor, Department of Geography, University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
  • Dr. Vince Salomonson, MODIS science team lead, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, (GSFC) Greenbelt, Md.
  • Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd, GSFC, is moderator.

The ESU will be carried live on NASA Television with two-way
question-and-answer capability for reporters covering the
event from participating agency centers. NASA TV is broadcast
on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-band, located at 85 degrees west
longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is
vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. Audio of the
broadcast will be available on voice circuit at NASA’s
Kennedy Space Center, Fla., by calling: 321/867-

Click the “Watch NASA TV Now!” link for live Web cast at:

For information about NASA’s Earth Science Enterprise on the
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