Press Release

NASA Scientists Help Media Covering Copenhagen Conference

By SpaceRef Editor
December 10, 2009
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Three scientists from NASA’s Langley Research Center will support journalists reporting on the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Dec. 7 through 18, 2009.

Lin Chambers, Amber Soja, and Bruce Wielicki from NASA Langley’s Science Directorate and 26 other NASA climate scientists who are members of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) are scheduled for time slots during the conference to answer questions from the media.

Chambers is a physical scientist in climate and radiation studies and leads the MY NASA DATA and S’COOL projects for NASA.

A senior researcher in climate and atmospheric sciences, Soja investigates the feedback processes that connect land cover, atmospheric and climate systems — particularly those influenced by fire.

Wielicki is a senior scientist for radiation sciences, has led the research on several cloud-radiation projects for NASA, and is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society.

Approximately 650 climate scientists are set up in teams of 3 to 5 subject-matter experts to take e-mail questions from reporters. This is an all-volunteer effort that was proposed and organized by AGU members to support media covering the conference.

In addition, NASA will take examples of its Earth science research and educational programs to Copenhagen as one of several U.S. government agencies supporting the U.S. Center, an outreach initiative housed in Copenhagen’s Bella Conference Center. NASA scientists also will be on hand to discuss agency research and programs with visitors.

Regular updates on events during the conference will be posted at: http://www.facebook.com/usdos.cop15

For more information about MY NASA Data and S’COOL, visit: http://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/ http://science-edu.larc.nasa.gov/SCOOL/index.php

For more information about NASA Langley’s Science Directorate, visit: http://science.larc.nasa.gov/

SpaceRef staff editor.