Terra Satellite Team Receives 2019 Pecora Award

ACOM/MOPITT team recognized for outstanding contributions

The team behind one of NASA’s most productive Earth-observing satellite missions and a leading scientist who has studied the impact of humans on global land cover changes have been honored with the 2019 William T. Pecora Award for achievement in Earth remote sensing. The awards were presented Oct. 7, 2019 at the 21st William T. Pecora Memorial Remote Sensing Symposium and the 38th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment in Baltimore, Md.

The annual award is sponsored by NASA and the Department of the Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). First presented in 1974, the Pecora Award recognizes outstanding contributions of individuals and groups toward the understanding of the Earth through remote sensing. The award honors the memory of William T. Pecora, former USGS Director and Interior Under-Secretary.

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Members of the ACOM/NCAR/MOPITT team.
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