Introduction to Planetary and Earth Science: Tucker’s view of the Universe
The AGU Sagan Lecture series is sponsored jointly by the Biogeosciences and Planetary Sciences Sections of AGU and is aimed to provide perspectives on astrobiology and public engagement on critical issues that transcend boundaries of disciplinary research and planetary boundaries. These lectures encompass topics that integrate and synthesize multiple disciplines in a unique fashion to explore and to expand our knowledge of life without boundaries. This seminar will provide an overview of Sagan’s vision of planetary exploration with an emphasis on the living earth and will be related to Sagan’s relevance to today’s research directions, as well as how he influenced earth system research over the past decades.
Compton J. Tucker is a Senior Earth Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He has broad experience in remote sensing research and applications and has won a number of prestigious national and international awards.