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The Earth Observer: Mar - Apr, 2019

Volume 31, Issue 2

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s CornerFront Cover
  • Feature Article
  • A Thirtieth Anniversary Reflection from the Executive Editor4
  • The Vanguard of Earth-Observing Satellites7
  • Meeting Summaries
  • Summary of 2018 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting19
  • Summary of 2018 Precipitation Measurement Mission Science Team Meeting24
  • Overview of 2018 NASA Sounder Community Activity30
  • In The News
  • 2015–2016 El Niño Triggered Disease Outbreaks Across Globe33
  • NASA’s Greenland Mission Still Surprises in Year Four35
  • Human Activity in China and India Dominates the Greening of Earth, NASA Study Shows36
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News37
  • Science Calendars39

Editor’s Corner
Steve Platnick
EOS Senior Project Scientist

This issue of The Earth Observer marks the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of our first issue (March 1989)—shortly after the official beginning of NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS) Program. At that time, when the Internet was still in its infancy, print media was the best way to get the word out about the program, meetings, results, announcements, and the like to hundreds of interested researchers across the country and the world. Enter The Earth Observer!

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