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The Earth Observer: Mar - Apr, 2010

Volume 22, Issue 2

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s Corner Front Cover
  • Feature Articles
  • Earth to Sky: a partnership between NASA, National Park Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4
  • NASA Applied Sciences' DEVELOP National Program: Training the Next Generation of Remote Sensing Scientists 7
  • Blog Log 10
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • 36th ASTER Science Team Meeting Report 11
  • Precipitation Measurement Missions (PMM) Science Team Meeting Summary 15
  • Land and Atmosphere Near Real-Time Capability for EOS (LANCE) Workshop Summary 18
  • NASA Atmospheric Sounding Science Team Meeting Summary 21
  • In The News
  • Cold Snap Plus Global Warming Do Add Up 30
  • ICESat's Notable Moments in Science 32
  • JPL Airborne Radar Captures Its First Image of Post-Quake Haiti 34
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News 36
  • NASA Science Mission Directorate – Science Education and Public Outreach Update 38
  • Science Calendars 39

Editor's Corner
Steve Platnick, EOS Senior Project Scientist

On February 1, 2010, the Obama Administration submitted details of its Fiscal Year (FY11) budget request to Congress, where it was proposed that NASA receive $19 billion—an increase of 1.5% over the FY10 enacted budget with a total increase of $6.0 billion over five years (FY 2011-15) compared to the FY10 budget.

If Congress approves the budget...