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The Earth Observer: Sep - Oct, 2004

Volume 16, Issue 5

In This Issue

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  • Editor's CornerFront Cover
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • MODIS Science Team Meeting3
  • Joint AMSR-E Meeting7
  • PO.DAAC UWG Meeting18
  • Summary of ESIP Federation's Summer 2004 Meeting: Advanced Science Through Collaboration21
  • ASTER Science Team Meeting23
  • Summary: Third International Workshop on LAI Product Validation28
  • Report from JCG-2004, Potsdam32
  • Other Items of Interest
  • Kudos14
  • Atmospherically Corrected Landsat ETM+ Imagery for the EOS Land Validation Core15
  • Researchers Find Frozen North May Accelerate Climate Change36
  • Regular Features
  • Earth Science Education Program Update34
  • EOS Scientists in the News38
  • Science Calendars39
  • The Earth Observer Information/InquiriesBack cover

Editor's Corner

Michael King, EOS Senior Project Scientist

I am happy to report that progress is being made toward a follow-on mission for Landsat. On August 13, John Marburger, Director of the Office of Science and Technology (OSTP), released a memorandum that places a Landsat-type instrument on NPOESS C1 in 2009. It also continues consideration of a bridge mission. On September 6, OSTP convened a workshop for Federal agencies that use Landsat data asking the importance of Landsat data and how critical it is to their mission. They also released an inquiry to the community of Landsat users. On August 5, a Request for Proposals (RFP) was released to industry asking for information on the ability to create a followon for Landsat 7. A summary of that RFP was presented to...

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