NASA Daily News Summary For Release: August 11, 1999 Media Advisory m99-164 Summary: NASA AND

CANADA JOIN FORCES TO COMBAT AIRCRAFT ICING Video File for August 11, 1999 ********** NASA AND CANADA JOIN FORCES TO COMBAT AIRCRAFT ICING In an effort to enhance aircraft safety, NASA and the National Research Council of Canada yesterday signed a protocol at the Aerospace North America conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, to focus their world-class talent and resources on aircraft icing technology development. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Michael Braukus 202/358-1979. Contact at Institute for Aerospace Research, National Research Council of Canada: Catherine Betz 613/ 991-6915 or 604/813-4169. For full text, see: ********** If NASA issues additional news releases later today, we will e-mail summaries and Internet URLs to this list. Index of 1999 NASA News Releases: ********** Video File for August 11, 1999 NOTE: Yesterday's Space Science Update on Mars Global Surveyor

images will replay today during the Gallery hours: 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 10:00 pm, and 1:00 am (tomorrow) Item 1 - Solar Eclipse Footage Contact at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD: Wade Sisler 301/286-6256. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Donald Savage 202/358-1547. Item 1a - Footage of eclipse from Amasya, Turkey Item 1b - Eclipse path animation Item 1c - Eclipse highlights from Aruba on 2/26/98 Item 1d - The long eclipse/LASCO images Item 1e - The active Sun/EIT and TRACE images Item 1f - Earth impact of the solar wind Item 1g - Revolving Sun All images courtesy NASA and the Exploratorium. Item 2 - Mars Global Surveyor Images are Sharpest-Ever and Reveal an Active Red Planet (replay) Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Doug Isbell 202/358-1753. Contact at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA: Frank O'Donnell 818/354-5011. Item 2a - Rotating Globe TRT: :28

A mosaic of 24 images taken on a single northern summer day in April 1999 can be stitched together to create a snapshot of weather patterns across Mars. As the planet turns, bluish-white water clouds hanging above the Tharsis volcanos are clearly visible. Item 2b - Movie - Storm over Martian North Pole TRT: :29

This movie of the Martian North Pole was created from a series of Mars Orbiter Camera images taken every two hours on successive orbits for a period of two days during the month of June. The evolution of dust and water clouds are visible as the move in response to the invisible, turbulent flow of the wind. Item 2c - Movie - Dust Devils TRT: :21

Dust Devils appear and disappear in this animation produced from two images, taken several days apart, of the same area on Mars. The bright tops and long, dark shadows allow identification and measurement of height of dust devils on Mars. Item 2d - Dus Devils Size Chart TRT :15

This image compares the sizes of dust devils on Earth and Mars with the size of terrestrial tornados and the size of the largest mountains on the two planets. At 8km in height, the largest Martian dust devils are as tall as Mount Everest, twice as high as tornados on Earth. Item 2e - Changing Frost on Martian Dunes TRT :26

As dunes in the polar region thaw at the end of the long winter night, dark spots in the frost enlarge over time. The Mars Orbiter Camera shows changes in these spots over a period of 26 days. Item 2f - Movie of the dunes in Proctor Crater TRT :57

Using a Mariner 9 image of the dune field in Proctor Crater, we zoom into a Mars Orbiter Camera close-up of the dunes. As we travel across the dunes, we see evidence of the last remnants of the frost and movement of the sand. Item 2g - Dunes in Proctor Crater TRT :31

The following two images show (a) the dunes in the Proctor Crater as photographed by Mariner 9 and (b) a close-up of the dune field in Proctor Crater. The dark color indicates the light dust that covers much of the planet does not accumulate on the sandy surfaces of the dunes. The white areas are the remains of the late winter seasonal frost. ----The NASA Video File normally airs at noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and midnight Eastern Time. NASA Television is available on GE-2, transponder 9C at 85 degrees West longitude, with vertical polarization. Frequency is on 3880.0 megahertz, with audio on 6.8 megahertz. Refer general questions about the video file to NASA

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