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The Earth Observer: Jan - Feb, 2010

Volume 22, Issue 1

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s Corner Front Cover
  • Feature Articles
  • Highlights and Memories from Terra 4
  • An International Perspective on EOS 7
  • EOS Terra Celebrates 10 Years 12
  • GLOBE's Worldwide Student Climate Research Campaign, 2011-2013 13
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • Joint NASA LCLUC Science Team Meeting and GOFC-GOLD/NERIN, NEESPI, MAIRS Workshop 14
  • Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting 18
  • CERES Science Team Meeting 23
  • HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop Summary 27
  • COP 15 UNFCCC United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change 29
  • In The News
  • NASA Looks for Safer Icing Forecast For Pilots 34
  • Ecosystem, Vegetation Affect Intensity of Urban Heat Island Effect 36
  • NASA Outlines Recent Breakthroughs in Greenhouse Gas Research 38
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News 40
  • NASA Science Mission Directorate – Science Education and Public Outreach Update 42
  • Science Calendars 43

Editor's Corner
Steve Platnick, EOS Senior Project Scientist

In our last issue, we reported that December 18 marked the tenth anniversary of the launch of NASA’s Terra mission. To commemorate this milestone in the history of NASA’s EOS Program, several Terra@10 activities took place during the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in San Francisco, CA. An evening of reminiscences took place on December 14. Speakers included Marc Imhoff [Terra Project Scientist]; Piers Sellers [NASA astronaut and former Terra Project Scientist]; Michael King [Team Leader for the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and former EOS Senior Project Scientist, 1992–2008]; Ghassem Asrar [former Assistant Administrator for Earth Science at NASA Headquarters]; Angelita Kelly [representing Earth Science Mission Operations]; and Anoop Mehta [representing Science Systems and Applications, Inc. and the Maryland Space Business Roundtable which helped support the event]. Each shared their recollections about the project. Video clips of the speaker’s remarks and links to Terra highlights can be found at...

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