Meetings and Workshops
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IMAGE Science and Data System Meeting and UDF/IDL Workshop

Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD
24-27 August 1999



The next science/data meeting will be held at Goddard, building 26, room 205 on August 26-27. Those interested in presenting their recent work for the IMAGE mission should contact Dennis Gallagher ( The forum is appropriate for a wide range of topics related to IMAGE. Of particular importance, as we approach launch, is work to develop computer applications for viewing and analyzing instrument measurements. This includes work to read UDF files and methods for individual and combined instrument analysis.

Everyone planning to attend needs to contact Jim Green or Rick Burley, especially non-US citizens. The meeting will last one and one half days, finishing at noon on Friday, August 27.

Please note: there will be a special training workshop on "Using IMAGE UDFs" lead by Chris Gurgiolo and an IDL tutorial lead by Rich Baldwin that will take place on August 24-25, in the training room of Raytheon, 4400 Forbes Blvd, Lanham, MD. The class will start at the canonical IMAGE starting time, 8:30 am, and end about 5:30 pm each day. At least one additional UDF workshop will be held (on September 8-9) at SwRI. Everyone planning to work with IMAGE data should seriously consider participating in one or the other of these special workshops. The Aug. 24-25 class will be limited to the first 16 who RSVP to Bill Taylor. The agenda for the August UDF class at Raytheon will follow the same agenda as that listed for the September UDF class, so consult that page for further inforamation.

A web page showing the content of the IDL tutorial is now available.

Information on the UDF Workshop at SwRI (Sept. 8-9)


Here is a preliminary agenda. If you see your name or instrument team listed and haven't yet been asked to present, please accept this as your invitation. As you will see in the agenda, the emphasis is shifting from instrument and spacecraft development issues to data analysis issues. Time is becoming short as we approach launch. Much is yet to be accomplished in order for us to be prepared to use and share IMAGE observations.

Instrument teams are being asked to describe what their software will do with their instrument data. For all those presenting material related to software display or analysis, please send or bring me paper or electronic copies of your presentation (electronic is preferred). The information provided in your presentations will be used to start documentation of the IMAGE software library.

Thursday, August 26, 1999      GSFC Bldg. 26      Room 105

Time Title Presenter
8:30 a.m. IMAGE Mission Status Burch
9:00 a.m. Status of IMAGE movie Green
9:05 a.m. UDF Status Gurgiolo
9:25 a.m. SMOC status Burley
9:45 a.m. RPI Plasmagram Movie Taylor/Boardsen
10:05 a.m. Lessons learned from Polar ENA Imaging Spence
10:25 a.m. Break  
10:40 a.m. Interpreting Low Altitude, High Latitude ENA Wilson
11:00 a.m. Dst Derived from IMAGE ENA Fok/Perez
11:20 a.m. Electric fields at subauroral latitudes and their implications for IMAGE observations of the plasmasphere Carpenter
11:40 a.m. POETRY Progress Odenwald/Taylor
Noon Lunch  
1:30 p.m. Status of Real-Time Data Acquisition Onsager
1:45 p.m. Science Campaigns by Mission Phase Fuselier
2:30 p.m. Features Supported in Instrument Data Analysis Software, Calibration Readiness for Analysis of Flight Data:  
2:30 p.m.   LENA Moore
2:50 p.m.   MENA Pollock
3:10 p.m.   HENA Mitchell
3:30 p.m. Break  
3:45 p.m.   EUV Sandel
4:05 p.m.   FUV Mende
4:25 p.m.   RPI Reinisch
4:45 p.m. Status of IDL routines to read UDF Gladstone
5:00 p.m. Adjourn for the day  

Friday, August 27, 1999      GSFC Bldg. 26      Room 105

Time Title Presenter
8:30 a.m. Application Integration Round Table Gallagher
10:30 a.m. Break  
Noon Adjourn  

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