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Profile: Frank Loiza

 
  

Positions that Frank Loiza has held:

  • Scientist with NASA


 

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12:00 p.m. September 16, 2001-2:00 a.m. September 17, 2001      Environmental Impact

       NASA's de Havilland Twin Otter propeller plane makes 14 passes over the region affected by the WTC collapse. The infrared-scanning AVIRIS unit, located underneath the plane, records infrared signatures of minerals reflected from the ground (see September 12, 2001). After the flight, the data tapes are sent to NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena where NASA scientists Robert Green and Frank Loiza are waiting to review the data. The tapes arrive 2 a.m. the next morning. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/10/02]
People and organizations involved: Robert Green, Frank Loiza
          

September 17, 2001      Environmental Impact

       NASA scientists, Robert Green and Frank Loiza, perform the first analysis of the AVIRIS data (see 12:00 p.m. September 16, 2001-2:00 a.m. September 17, 2001) and determine that there are a total of 34 fires burning at the World Trade Center site with temperatures ranging from 800 degrees to 1,000 degrees. They pass this and all subsequent data to the White House and other government agencies that are involved in responding to the environmental impact of the attacks. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/10/02]
People and organizations involved: Frank Loiza, Robert Green
          

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