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Challenger Learning Center Horizons Lecture

Thu, 2017/03/23 - 7:00pm
Lecture
Presenter: 
Gail Skofronick-Jackson, NASA Project Scientist
Location: 
Challenger Learning Center, 200 South Duval St., Kleman Plaza, Tallahassee

Event Details

Let it Rain and Snow: Global Precipitation Measurement for Science and Society

Gail Skofronick-Jackson
NASA Project Scientist for the Global Precipitaiton Measurement satellite

 

 

Skofronick-Jackson is the NASA Project Scientist for the Global Precipitation Measurement satellite that allows for rain and snow estimates every 30 minutes. Knowing where, when and how precipitation falls is crucial for understanding the linkages between the Earth’s water and energy cycles and is vital for monitoring precipitation induced hazards such as floods, landslides, and hurricanes. Dr. Skofronick-Jackson has devoted more than 25 years to precipitation science with a focus on falling snow investigations.  Visit the Tallahassee Scientific Society (www.tallysci.org website to obtain tickets.