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GEO-CAPE: Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events
Science Definition Planning Workshop
August 18-20, 2008
University of North Carolina - Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC



+ Review Documents + Meeting Agenda + Oral & Poster Presentations
In its decadal survey "Earth Science and Applications from Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond," the National Research Council of the U.S. National Academies recommended a mission for launch in the 2013-2016 time frame by the National Research Council. The mission's purpose is to gather science to:
  • Identify human versus natural sources of ozone, aerosols and the precursors to their formation
  • Provide an understanding of coastal ecosystems, river plumes and tidal fronts
  • Observe air and water pollution transport over the Americas
NASA is holding a community workshop to initiate a science definition study pertaining to the NRC Decadal Survey recommended Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events (GEO-CAPE) mission.
The purposes of the meeting are to discuss the science questions that can and should be addressed by a future geostationary satellite that monitors coastal ocean biology and air quality, to discuss the types of observations that potentially could be used to directly address the appropriate science questions, and to spell out the near term scientific and technical activities required to ensure that such a mission would be successful.
Posters detailing instrument concepts and algorithms are highly encouraged.
Poster Size Specification: height = 36 inches, width = 48 inches (max.)
Workshop proceedings and findings will be summarized in a report outlining the state of the science and technology for the GEO-CAPE mission.




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