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78-53

December 4, 1978

Forrest G. Hall, University of Houston graduate, received the NASA

Exceptional Scientific Achievement award last month for his work with the Large Area Crop Inventory Experiment. Hall is the son of Mrs. F. C. Hall of LaRue, Texas. At NASA, Hall is pro-

ject scientist for LACIE, an inter-government project coordinated by NASA that uses satellite remote sensing to monitor global wheat production. Results of the 4-year experiment show that space age technology can be used to predict harvests with over 90 percent accuracy.

The Exceptional Scientific Achievement medal is given by NASA to any

person whose unusually significant scientific accomplishments have contributed to the programs of NASA or other government agencies. Hall received the medal November I at the annual NASA awards ceremony in Houston.

Hall received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Houston in 1970. He is currently Chief Scientist with NASA's Earth Observation Division, at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. As LACIE project scientist, Hall was responsible for scientific integrity of the remote sensing technical approach.

Hall has been with NASA for 16 years.

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