District of Columbia viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS) project. The final meeting of the year was held on 22 June SeaWiFS involves examining ocean colors with spec- 1994, with 47 members and guests in attendance. In trometers to locate plant life in the oceans and concen- a brief business meeting, chapter chairman Ron Gird trations of carbon dioxide absorbed from the atmo- thanked the outgoing chapter officers. He then pro- sphere. She said that she uses NOAA polar-orbiting ceeded to the first major objective of the meeting: meteorological satellites to study the biosphere from recognition of science fair winners. orbit. Nine students from the Washington metropolitan Cleave showed a number of slides of earth images area had been chosen as winners in their school taken from orbit—some that she took herself and science fairs for the excellence of their weather- some taken by other astronauts. These included high- related projects. The area winners (and their research resolution hurricane images, the Amazon River Basin topics) were Daren Curry of Herndon High School ("A showing deforestation, smoke over the Himalayas, Hot Topic in the Air"), Lindsey Evers of Madison High and dust storms over the Sahara. The most striking School ("Microwave
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