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The Earth Observer: Jan - Feb, 2005

Volume 17, Issue 1

In This Issue

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  • Editor's CornerFront Cover
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • AIRS Science Team Meeting Summary3
  • Second CERES-II Science Team Meeting6
  • MISR Science Team Meeting11
  • Other Items of Interest
  • Announcement10
  • Decadal Study—Request for Information (RFI) from Community16
  • Regular Features
  • EOS Scientists in the News18
  • Earth Science Education Program Update20
  • Kudos20
  • Science Calendars23
  • The Earth Observer Information/InquiriesBack cover

Editor’s Corner

Michael King, EOS Senior Project Scientist

I’m pleased to report that NASA Earth Science information—including data from a number of EOS missions—has made signifi cant contributions in the aftermath of the recent tsunami disaster. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on Terra has provided numerous images of various parts of the impacted region that have been helpful in assessing how the coastline has been altered by the disaster. Though MODIS was not specifi cally designed to make the very detailed observations that are usually necessary for mapping coastline changes, the changes in this case are so substantial that MODIS can observe them.

The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Refl ection Radiometer (ASTER), also on Terra, captures higher resolution images than MODIS and has also been useful for...