NASA EDGE is webcasting live from the A-Train Symposium in New Orleans, LA Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 5:30 EDT.
The A-Train satellite constellation brings together a rich array of instruments to better understand Earth's changing climate and environment. The International Symposium on the A-Train Satellite Constellation 2010 is an opportunity to learn more about the A-Train system and engage other colleagues with similar interests.
This Symposium follows and expands on the first A-Train Symposium held in Lille, France in 2007. It aims to provide a forum to exchange information on the latest scientific advancements using multisensor measurements from the A-Train, and is structured along four themes:
- Atmospheric composition and chemistry
- Aerosols, clouds, radiation, and the hydrological cycle
- Atmospheric, oceanic and terrestrial components of the carbon cycle and ecosystem
- Weather and other operational applications
An additional objective of the Symposium is to better inform new and present users on recent enhancements to A-Train data sets and subtleties related to their use. Because the instruments employ different measurement techniques, fusing the observations and/or data products is often challenging. Consequently, another important objective is to highlight key issues and strategies for combining the diverse measurements.