menu bar: storm - science - *researcher - images - ILW - news


Leonid MAC

View the shower
Mission Brief
Science Update
Media Brief

flag George S. Rossano,
Aerospace Corporation

Last updated: October 2002
E-Mail: George.Rossano [at]

Brief Biographical Information:

Rossano is employed with the Remote Sensing Department of the Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA.


Rossano develops and operates mid-Infrared spectrometers at the Aerospace Corporation.

Rossano is also active as a judge in professional ice skating .

Research on Leonid MAC:

Mid-IR 3-5.5 micron spectroscopy of meteors, in a collaboration with Ray Russell.

During the 1998 Leonid MAC, the first two detections of meteors in the 3-5.5 micron wavelength range were obtained with our MIRIS spectrometer, which was operated onboard FISTA. More information here.

During the 1999 Leonid MAC, the first mid-IR spectrum of a persistent train was obtained, showing emission features of C-H stretch vibration band and molecular CO emission. This observation was confirmed during the 2002 Leonid MAC mission. More information here.

IR spectrum meteor train
Mid Infrared spectrum of a Leonid persistent train

Top of Page - Text/Image Use Guidelines

Science Update Storm Science Researcher Images ILW News