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The Joint NASA/Geosat Test Case Project final report Michael J. Abrams, James E. Conel, Harold R. Lang ; editor, Helen N. Paley

Author:
Abrams, Michael J http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n82227434 http://viaf.org/viaf/72754510  Search this
Author:
Conel, James E http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n84180213 http://viaf.org/viaf/26014332  Search this
Lang, Harold R http://viaf.org/viaf/3159149108450968780005  Search this
Paley, Helen N http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n84180214 http://viaf.org/viaf/93199082  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n78087581 http://viaf.org/viaf/146202023  Search this
Geosat Committee http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n84086718 http://viaf.org/viaf/139604160  Search this
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n81036001 http://viaf.org/viaf/136476009  Search this
Subject:
Joint NASA/Geosat Test Case Project http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n86034635  Search this
Joint NASA/Geosat Test Case Project http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00615194  Search this
Physical description:
v. <pt. 2, volume 1-2; part 3> illustrations (some color) 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
Topic:
Geology--Remote sensing  Search this
Mines and mineral resources--Remote sensing  Search this
Petroleum--Geology--Remote sensing  Search this
Joint NASA/Geosat Test Case Project  Search this
Call number:
QE33.2.R4A27 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_288409

Farouk El-Baz Papers

Creator::
El-Baz, Farouk  Search this
Extent:
88.891 cu. ft. (80 record storage boxes) (14 tall document boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Newspapers
Books
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Drawings
Maps
Illustrations
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Place:
Moon -- Exploration
Date:
1927-2012
Descriptive Entry:
Farouk El-Baz (1938- ) was born in Zagazig, Egypt. He received a B.S. in Chemistry and Geology in 1958 from Ain Shams University, Cairo. In 1960 he came to the United States, where he earned an M.S. in geology at the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy in 1961 and a Ph.D. in geology at the University of Missouri in 1964. After teaching for a short period, he worked as an exploration geologist for the Pan American-United Arab Republic Oil Company, 1966-1967.

In 1967 El-Baz joined the staff of the Lunar Exploration Department of Bellcomm, Inc., and Bell Telephone Laboratories, and in 1969, became supervisor of lunar science planning and lunar science operations. In this position, he worked directly with the United States space program on lunar data analysis, landing site selection, lunar exploration planning, and orbital science crew training. In 1969 he was named a member of the Apollo Program Science Support Team.

At Bellcomm El-Baz began pioneering work in remote sensing in which a variety of scientific means are used to examine the surface of the earth or the moon from space. This work led him into the use of space photography to study the earth's deserts.

In 1973 El-Baz joined the staff of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum, where he established the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, which he directed until 1982. At the same time, he served as science advisor to President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, 1978-1981, and was Principle Investigator of the Earth Observations and Photography Experiment on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the first joint American-Soviet space mission of July 1975.

In 1982 El-Baz became Vice President for International Development at Itek Optical Systems in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he oversaw the application of data from the Space Shuttle's Large Format Camera. The photography of this advanced system assisted greatly in his program of desert study from space. In 1986 he accepted the position of Director of the Boston University Center for Remote Sensing to promote the use of space technology in the fields of archaeology, geography and geology. During the Gulf War in 1991 El-Baz studied the effects of environmental disturbances on desert terrain.

In addition to his work on remote sensing, El-Baz is also known for his participation in the International Astronomical Union's Task Group for Lunar Nomenclature, which was responsible for naming the features of the moon's surface geography.

El-Baz has been a citizen of the United States since 1970.

This accession consists of El-Baz's personal papers documenting his professional and research activities at the Pan American-United Arab Republic Oil Company, Boston University Center for Remote Sensing, Itek Optical Systems, the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and Bellcomm, Inc., in regard to deserts, remote sensing, lunar science, earth and planetary studies, oil exploration, and large format cameras. The papers also document El-Baz's participation in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Apollo Program and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, as well as his involvement in field work, professional societies, conferences, committees, workshops and as science advisor to President Anwar Sadat of Egypt. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; meeting agendas and minutes; proposals; surveys; lecture papers; reports; press releases; contracts and agreements; budget summaries; photographs, slides, and negatives; awards information; publications and articles; newspapers, magazines, and clippings featuring or including comments about El-Baz; maps, illustrations, and drawings; and supporting documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for duration of Farouk El-Baz's lifetime without written permission from Donor. Transferring office; 2/27/1983 Agreement of Transfer; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Lunar geophysics  Search this
Remote sensing  Search this
Petroleum -- Prospecting  Search this
Astrogeology  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Committees  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Space photography  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Publications  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Deserts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Newspapers
Books
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Drawings
Maps
Illustrations
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-262, Farouk El-Baz Papers
Identifier:
Accession 17-262
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Catalog of space shuttle earth observations handheld photography

Author:
United States Office of Space Science and Applications Solar System Exploration Division  Search this
Space Shuttle Earth Observations Project (U.S.)  Search this
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
198u
Topic:
Remote sensing  Search this
Space photography  Search this
Call number:
TR713 .C352
TR713.C352
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_414449

Remote sensing of the Chesapeake Bay; a conference ..

Author:
Conference on Remote Sensing of the Chesapeake Bay (1971 : Wallops Station, Va.)  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration Scientific and Technical Information Office  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries. Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries Collection. DSI  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 179 p. illus., maps. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
Date:
1972
Topic:
Remote sensing--Congresses  Search this
Congresses  Search this
Call number:
GC511 .C66 1971
GC511.C66 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_32221

Application of remote sensing to the Chesapeake Bay region : a conference / jointly sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, D.C., the Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., and the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, and held at Coolfont Conference Center, April 12-15, 1977 ; editors, W.T. Chen ... [et al.]

Author:
Chen, W. T (Wayne T.)  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
United States Environmental Protection Agency  Search this
University of Maryland, College Park  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries. Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries Collection. DSI  Search this
Conference on the Application of Remote Sensing to the Chesapeake Bay Region (1977 : Berkeley Springs, W. Va.)  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 404 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Chesapeake Bay Region
Date:
1978
Topic:
Remote sensing--Congresses  Search this
Congresses  Search this
Call number:
GC512.M3A66 1978X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_324575

Chesapeake Bay Plume Study : superflux 1980 / edited by Janet W. Campbell, James P. Thomas

Author:
Campbell, Janet W  Search this
Thomas, James P  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration Scientific and Technical Information Branch  Search this
Langley Research Center  Search this
Northeast Fisheries Center (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries. Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries Collection. DSI  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 515 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
Date:
1981
Topic:
Estuarine ecology--Remote sensing--Congresses  Search this
Marine ecology--Remote sensing--Congresses  Search this
Plumes (Fluid dynamics)--Congresses  Search this
Remote sensing  Search this
Call number:
QH104.5.C45C45 1981X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_412104

Observing Earth from Skylab

Author:
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Subject:
Skylab Program  Search this
Physical description:
16 p. : ill., map ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
Topic:
Earth sciences--Remote sensing  Search this
Call number:
QE33.2.R4 U54 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_736734

Remote measurement of pollution

Author:
Langley Research Center  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 253 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1971
Topic:
Pollution--Remote sensing  Search this
Remote sensing  Search this
Call number:
TD177.U55X 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_316094

Operational applications of satellite snowcover observations : the proceedings of a workshop held August 18-20, 1975 at the Waystation, South Lake Tahoe, California / edited by Albert Rango ; sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the University of Nevada, Reno

Author:
Workshop on Operational Applications of Satellite Snowcover Observations (1975 : South Lake Tahoe, Calif.)  Search this
Rango, Albert  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
University of Nevada, Reno  Search this
Goddard Space Flight Center  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 430 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1975
Topic:
Snow surveys--Data processing--Congresses  Search this
Hydrometeorology--Data processing--Congresses  Search this
Remote sensing  Search this
Call number:
GB1001.72.E45W67 1975X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_318658

Arctic sea ice, 1973-1976 : satellite passive-microwave observations / Claire L. Parkinson ... [et al.]

Author:
Parkinson, Claire L  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration Scientific and Technical Information Branch  Search this
Subject:
Nimbus (Artificial satellite)  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 296 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arctic regions
Date:
1987
Topic:
Sea ice--Remote sensing  Search this
Call number:
GB2595.A73 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_320473

EOS : a mission to planet Earth

Author:
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical description:
36 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
[1989?]
Topic:
Earth resources technology satellites  Search this
Earth sciences--Remote sensing  Search this
Call number:
G70.4 .E62 1990
G70.4.E62 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_390711

Oceanography from space : a research strategy for the decade, 1985-1995 / prepared by the Satellite Planning Committee of Joint Oceanographic Institutions Incorporated

Author:
Joint Oceanographic Institutions Incorporated Satellite Planning Committee  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
1984- ]
Topic:
Oceanography  Search this
Remote sensing  Search this
Astronautics in oceanography  Search this
Artificial satellites in remote sensing  Search this
Oceanography--Research  Search this
Call number:
GC10.4.A8 O15 1984
GC10.4.A8O15 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_251803

SEASAT : cost, performance, and schedule review : hearings before the Subcommittee on Space Science and Applications of the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, first session, July 21, August 10, 15, 1977

Author:
United States Congress House Committee on Science and Technology Subcommittee on Space Science and Applications  Search this
Subject:
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration Procurement  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 274 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1977
Topic:
Oceanography--Remote sensing  Search this
Meteorological satellites  Search this
Call number:
KF27.S3995 1977X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_104810

Remote sensing of earth from space : role of "smart sensors" : technical papers from the AIAA/NASA Conference on "Smart" Sensors, November 1978, subsequently revised for this volume, and papers especially invited by the editor for this volume / edited by Roger A. Breckenridge

Author:
AIAA/NASA Conference on "Smart" Sensors (1978 : Hampton, Va.)  Search this
Breckenridge, Roger A  Search this
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 505 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1979
C1979
Topic:
Remote sensing--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Call number:
G70.6 .A105
G70.6.A105
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_123493

Advanced scanners and imaging systems for earth observations; the report of a working group sponsored by Goddard Space Flight Center on behalf of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which met at Cocoa Beach, Florida, December 11-15, 1972

Author:
Ad Hoc Advanced Imagers and Scanners Working Group (1972 : Cocoa Beach, Fla.)  Search this
Goddard Space Flight Center  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 604 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1973
Topic:
Imaging systems--Congresses  Search this
Remote sensing  Search this
Scanning systems--Congresses  Search this
Call number:
TK8300 .A3 1972
TK8300.A3 1972
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_46399

Proceedings

Author:
International Workshop on Earth Resources Survey Systems (1971 : University of Michigan)  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. illus. 27 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1971
1972
1971-72; v. 1, 1972]
Topic:
Remote sensing  Search this
Surveying--Congresses  Search this
Natural resources  Search this
Scientific satellites  Search this
Call number:
G70.4 .I57 1971
TL796 .I61 1971
G70.4.I57 1971
TL796.I61 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_46474

Current status of NASA's natural resources program

Author:
Badgley, Peter C  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. illus
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
1966]
Topic:
Remote sensing  Search this
Astronautics in earth sciences  Search this
Astronautics in geographical research  Search this
Call number:
QH591.15.R4 B13
QH591.15.R4B13
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_54512

Ecological surveys from space. Prepared for the Office of Space Science and Applications

Author:
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration Scientific and Technical Information Division  Search this
United States Office of Space Science and Applications  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 75 p. illus., maps (both part col.) 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1970
Topic:
Earth sciences--Remote sensing  Search this
Call number:
QE33 .U56X
QE33.U56X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_6734

Skylab earth resources investigations / National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Manned Space Flight, Office of Applications

Author:
United States Office of Manned Space Flight Office of Applications  Search this
Physical description:
ii, 63 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1973
Topic:
Remote sensing  Search this
Astronautics in earth sciences  Search this
Geological surveys  Search this
Call number:
QE33.2.R4 U55
QE33.2.R4U55
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_81229

Astronomical use of television-type image sensors; the proceedings. Edited by V. Richard Boscarino

Author:
Symposium on Astronomical Uses of Television Type Image Sensors (1970 : Princeton University)  Search this
Boscarino, V. Richard  Search this
Princeton University  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
American Astronomical Society  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 217 p. illus. 27 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1971
Topic:
Remote sensing  Search this
Television camera tubes--Congresses  Search this
Image intensifiers--Congresses  Search this
Astronomy--Congresses  Search this
Call number:
QB47 .S93 1970
QB47.S93 1970
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_8689

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