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The Earth Observer: Jan - Feb, 2014

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s Corner Front Cover
  • In Memoriam
  • Arthur Y. Hou4
  • Feature Articles
  • An Update on the Aquarius Mission:Two-and-a-Half Years and Going Strong5
  • A Flood—of Information—Is Needed12
  • Retaining Data for the Long Haul: GES DISC Manages HIRDLS Data Preservation19
  • NASA Science Shines at the 2013 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting22
  • NASA Joins the U.S. Center at COP-1925
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • Measuring Rain for Society's Gain: A GPM Applications Workshop26
  • CERES Science Team Meeting35
  • In The News
  • NASA-USGS Landsat 8 Satellite Pinpoints Coldest Spot on Earth38
  • NASA Satellite Sees Increase of India's Sulfur Dioxide Emissions39
  • Enormous Aquifer Discovered Under Greenland Ice Sheet41
  • From NASA's Earth Observatory
  • What Goes Around Comes Around43
  • Announcements
  • Kudos to Compton "Jim" Tucker34
  • CALIPSO Lidar Level-2 Polar Stratospheric Cloud Product42
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News 44
  • NASA Science Mission Directorate – Science Education and Public Outreach Update 46
  • Science Calendars 47

Editor's Corner

Steve Platnick
EOS Senior Project Scientist

We reported in our last issue on the preparations for the launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory. The launch window has now been officially scheduled from 1:07 PM to 3:07 PM EST Thursday, February 27 (3:07 AM to 5:07 AM JST Friday, February 28). The spacecraft will launch aboard a Japanese H-IIA rocket from the Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency’s Tanegashima Space Center.

While looking forward to the GPM launch, as a community we are greatly saddened by the passing of Arthur Hou in November 2013. Arthur had served as the GPM Project Scientist since 2005. 

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