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The Earth Observer: Jan - Feb, 2013

Volume 25, Issue 1

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s Corner Front Cover
  • Feature Articles
  • The SORCE Mission Celebrates Ten years3
  • SMAP Applications Joint Mission Tutorial: Working Across Mission Boundaries to Join Thematic Applications, Observations, Mission Scientists, and End Users 14
  • DEVELOP Students Use NASA Satellite Data to Study Louisiana Coastal Swamp Forests 20
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting and Twenty Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry Symposium 23
  • CERES Science Team Meeting26
  • Sounder Science Team Meeting31
  • GRACE Science Team Meeting37
  • In The News
  • Plant Stress Paints Early Picture of Drought44
  • Climate Models Project Increase in U.S. Wildfire Risk46
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News 48
  • NASA Science Mission Directorate – Science Education and Public Outreach Update 50
  • Science Calendars 51

Editor's Corner
Steve Platnick, EOS Senior Project Scientist

After nearly 29 years in orbit, the longest operational satellite mission in history has come to an end. One of Landsat 5’s three operational gyroscopes failed on November 4, 2012, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA subsequently made the decision to....