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The Earth Observer: Sep - Oct, 2000

Volume 12, Issue 5

In This Issue

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  • Editor's CornerFront Cover
  • Science Team Meetings
  • Overview of the Upcoming EOS Investigators Working Group Meeting3
  • Minutes of the Aqua Science Working Group Meeting4
  • Landsat 7 Science Team Meets in Boulder Colorado12
  • Jason-1 Calibration/Validation14
  • Science Articles
  • SAFARI 2000 Dry-Season Airborne Campaign18
  • The Social Driving Forces of Land Use Change in the Northern Province, South Africa: Illustrations from the Household and Community Level23
  • The CEOS Global Observation of Forest Cover Boreal Forest Initiative Summary of August 28 - September 1 Workshop29
  • Announcements
  • KUDOS to Dr. Yoram Kaufman2
  • Software tool being distributed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory11
  • Oregon Museum to Bring EOS to a Neighborhood Near You with Travelling Exhibit: Eyes on Earth17
  • EOS Scientists In The News30
  • Earth Science Education Program Update31
  • MISR Level 2 Preview Products33
  • KUDOS33
  • Science Calendars35
  • Correction to IWG Minutes35
  • Information/InquiriesBack cover

Editor's Corner

Michael King, EOS Senior Project Scientist

I’m pleased to report that the President has approved the Appropriations Conference Committee bill that provides funding to the Veterans Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies (including NASA) for FY2001. The bill appropriates $14.285B for NASA for FY 2001. This is $250M above the President’s budget request, and $633M more than the FY 2000 level. The bill fully funds the President’s program for NASA, and allocates $1.498 billion for the Earth Science Enterprise, $82.1M more than the President’s request (prior to allocation of Earth Science’s share of the $49.1M general reduction to the Science, Aeronautics and Technology account).

The Earth Science budget for FY 2001 is divided into three categories: Major development, Research and Technology, and Operations. Within the R&T budget, NASA has restructured the Earth Science budget into three categories...

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