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The Earth Observer: Jan - Feb, 2016

Volume 28, Issue 1

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s CornerFront Cover
  • Feature Articles
  • EO-1: 15 Years After the Start of Its “One-Year Mission”4
  • DEVELOP Project Uses NASA Data to Assess Landslide Characteristics in Rwanda and Uganda15
  • Delivering NASA Science Face-To-Face to the World20
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • 2015 HyspIRI Science and Applications Workshop Summary23
  • Summary of the 2015 NASA Sounder Science Team Meeting27
  • Summary of the 2015 Sun-Climate Symposium29
  • In The News
  • Study Shows Climate Change Rapidly Warming World’s Lakes35
  • NASA Finds New Way to Track Ocean Currents from Space37
  • New NASA Satellite Maps Show Human Fingerprint on Global Air Quality38
  • Kudos
  • Congratulations to AAAS Fellows!36
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News40
  • NASA Science Mission Directorate – Science Education and Public Outreach Update42
  • Science Calendars43

Editor's Corner
Steve Platnick
EOS Senior Project Scientist

I am happy to report that the Jason-3 satellite successfully launched on January 17, 2016 at 10:42 AM Pacific Standard Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California onboard a Space-X Falcon 9 rocket. Minutes after Jason-3 separated from the rocket’s second stage, the spacecraft unfolded its twin sets of solar arrays and ground controllers successfully acquired the spacecraft’s signal. All indications are that...