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The Earth Observer: Nov - Dec, 2008

Volume 20, Issue 6

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s Corner Front Cover
  • Feature Articles
  • Using Remote Sensing for Improved Decision Making for Food Security4
  • Hanging Out in the Arctic: An Airborne Study of Arctic Atmosphere and Air Pollution, Part II10
  • Citizen Science as a Tool to Engage the Public in Earth System Science: The Citizens and Remote Sensing Observational Network (CARSON) Guide23
  • Arctic Sea Ice Down to Second-Lowest Extent; Likely Record-Low Volume27
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • HIRDLS UK-US Science Team Meeting Summary30
  • HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop Summary34
  • In The News
  • “Smog Blog” for Central America and Caribbean Debuts36
  • NASA Maps Shed Light on Carbon Dioxide’s Global Nature38
  • Regular Features
  • EOS Scientists in the News40
  • NASA Science Mission Directorate—Science Education Update42
  • Science Calendars43

Editor’s Corner

Steve Platnick, EOS Senior Project Scientist – Acting

I’m pleased to report that the Earth Observatory team has completed an extensive redesign of their site—earthobservatory.nasa.gov. Over the course of the past year, the team was hard at work implementing a new underlying core that included development of an improved information architecture, as well as administration and content management tools. Along with a redesigned user interface, these efforts have culminated in the launch of the new Earth Observatory (see screenshot below). This undertaking leaves the team better positioned to tackle additional components and content for the site as they look forward to their 10th anniversary in April 2009. Congratulations to the Earth Observatory team on their progress in maintaining and improving a wonderful resource for NASA Earth Science imagery, information, and news...

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