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The Earth Observer: Jul - Aug, 2014

Volume 26, Issue 4

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s Corner Front Cover
  • Feature Articles
  • Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2: Observing CO2 from Space4
  • Integrating Carbon from the Ground Up: TCCON Turns Ten13
  • In Memoriam
  • Lola Olsen's Legacy12
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • ASTER Science Team Meeting18
  • AIRS Science Team Meeting22
  • CERES Science Team Meeting26
  • NASA LCLUC Spring 2014 Science Team Meeting30
  • 2014 CLARREO Science Definition Team Meeting Summary36
  • In The News
  • NASA Launches Earth Science Challenges with OpenNEX Cloud Data39
  • New NASA Images Highlight U.S. Air Quality Improvement40
  • QuikSCAT's Eye on Ocean Winds Lives on with ISS-Rapidscat42
  • 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

On July 2, 2014 at 2:56 AM Pacific Time a Delta-II rocket lit up the night sky at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, propelling the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) into orbit—the second of five planned Earth Science launches during 2014. Approximately 56 minutes after the launch, the observatory separated from the rocket’s second stage into an initial 429-mi (690-km) orbit.

Once in orbit, the solar arrays successfully deployed, two-way communication with the satellite was established, and initial telemetry reports indicated that the spacecraft and its instrument were in excellent condition. Since then...

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