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Release: Dec. 12, 2002
UI researcher develops 'superglobe' video
Crockett Grabbe, research scientist in the University
of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' department of physics and astronomy,
has developed a new, 30-minute educational video, "The Emerging Dynamic
SuperGlobe," that examines Earth's spatial environment and the system
of man-made satellites encircling it.
Grabbe's video, suitable for people of all ages, includes photographs of
the northern lights, the southern lights and solar storms. It describes how
conditions near the Earth are linked to the sun and tells how humanity's
growing dependence on space is creating a "SuperGlobe." It also
shows how space weather affects commercial space ventures, such as the deployment
and operation of satellites that form part of the SuperGlobe.
Grabbe is a member of the National Speakers Association, the American Physical
Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, the American Geophysical
Union, the International Union of Radio Science, and the American Association
of Physicists in Medicine.
Persons interested in ordering copies of the video may do so at www.seeLane.com
(click on "THE EMERGING SUPERGLOBE") or by contacting the University
of Iowa Audiovisual Center at 800-369-4692 (800-FOX-IOWA).