Servir: Environmental Decision-Making in the Americas
Time: Thurs, May 29, 11 a.m. EDT, Palm Room
Since its inception is 2005, SERVIR, Spanish for "to serve", has grown into an international success story. This high-tech satellite visualization system monitors the environment of Central America and helps track and combat wildfires, improves land use and agricultural practices, and helps local officials respond faster to natural disasters. Presenters will discuss past successes and details of the SERVIR expansion to Africa later this year.
Simulating Sources of Superstorm Plasmas
Time: Thurs., May 29, 1:02 p.m. EDT, 2008, Room 317
Violent activity on the sun can produce monster superstorms that release plasma into the solar wind that interacts with Earths magnetosphere. Presenters will discuss the details of their models finding that low-energy particles from the plasmasphere, a donut-shaped region of Earths magnetosphere, become energized and are the main influence on pressurizing the magnetosphere.
Closing the Water Cycle over the Ocean Using a Constellation of Satellites
Time: Thurs., May 29, 2 p.m. EDT, Room 315
Observations indicate that as the climate changes, precipitation is increasing at a much faster rate than predicted by climate models. Presenters will discuss how they used two independent satellite measurements to show that observations of evaporation are consistent with observations of pre
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