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NASA Contributions to Hurricane Science

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2004

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Weather experts will explain how NASA satellite data contributes to our understanding of hurricanes during a telephone media opportunity Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. EDT.

Research meteorologists, Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd (NASA) and Dr. Jeffrey Halverson (University of Maryland), will discuss the latest in hurricane science. NASA's research aids hurricane forecasting and tracking around the globe during storm seasons.

WHAT: Media teleconference to discuss NASA's contributions to the science of hurricanes.

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, 1:30 p.m. EDT.

TELEPHONE ACCESS: Reporters should call: 1/888/790-1714. Password: Hurricane. International callers call: +1/517/308- 9020. Media experiencing technical difficulties should call back-up number: 301/286-8955.

WEB ACCESS: During the teleconference, reporters may follow discussion by viewing imagery and animations on the Web at:

http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/topstory/2004/0915isabel/media.html.

NASA TV: Live interviews with Shepherd and Halverson are scheduled Wednesday from 6 to 11 a.m. EDT on NASA TV.

A video file about hurricanes will air on NASA TV, Sept. 7 & 8 at 12, 3, 6, and 9 p.m. EDT. NASA TV is available on the Web and via satellite in the continental U.S. on AMC-6, Transponder 9C, C-Band, at 72 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. In Alaska and Hawaii, NASA TV is available on AMC-7, Transponder 18C, C-Band, at 137 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 4060.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.

For information about NASA on the Internet, visit: http://www.nasa.gov

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