Meet the Scientist
Arctic & Earth SIGNs "Meet a NASA Scientist" sessions are designed to provide an opportunity for youth and educators to connect in real time with a NASA scientist and discuss topics of mutual interest. The sessions are delivered through a partnership with the NASA Langley Research Center and are facilitated by Bonnie Murray, NASA Education Specialist.
MEET Dr. Marilee Roel
Atmospheric Scientist at NASA Langley Research Center helping lead the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III on International Space Station (SAGE III)
- Journey to a NASA science career
- SAGE III research
- Ozone and atmosphere and climate change
Read more about the SAGE III
MEET Dr. Dave Verbyla
Remote Sensing Scientist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Dave works on NASA funded research projects (among many others) using GIS and NASA's Landsat to analyze historic trends in a changing Alaska.
Dave has done two meet the scientist sessions with Arctic and Earth SIGNs classrooms, courses, and afterschool clubs.
- Landsat research
- Measuring snow and plants from space
- NASA Earth Observatory
Read more about the Dr. Verbyla's work
Meet Dr. Kenji Yoshikawa
Permafrost Scientist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Kenji is the creator of the GLOBE Frost Tube protocol to monitor the changes in the seasonal freezing and thawing dynamics of the soil. He has traveled to every village, town, and city in Alaska to install frost tubes.
- Permafrost and Soil Active Layer research
- GLOBE Frost Tube
Meet Dr. Kelly Brunt
Cryospheric scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Kelly Brunt is one of the scientists on the ICESat-2 mission, which will investigate why, and how much, our cryosphere (forzen parts of the earth system) is changing in a warming climate.
Kelly delivered two sessions for Arctic and Earth SIGNs communities.
- Snow, ice, and permafrost research
- Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) Mission
- GLOBE Cryosphere
Find activities, games, and videos on the ICESat-2 mission here.