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The Earth Observer: Jul - Aug, 1992

Volume 4, Issue 4

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Editor's Corner

Jeff Dozier, EOS Senior Project Scientist

Vince Salomonson, Director of the Earth Sciences Directorate at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, has recommended to Goddard and NASA management that Dr. Michael D. King be appointed as the next EOS Senior Project Scientist. During late August and early September, Michael will work with me to effect a graceful transition of duties and responsibilities before my return to teaching and research at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Michael King brings to this position a strong scientific background and a distinguished record of scientific accomplishment. He was awarded the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal in 1992 and is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. He has also served many years as the Project Scientist of the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE), is a member of the CERES Science Team, and has been Deputy Team Leader of the MODIS Science Team. His experience in the study of the Earth-atmosphere radiation budget and his work on clouds and aerosols, including model development and use of observations from spacecraft and aircraft, coincide well with the priority assigned these problems in the U.S. Global Change Research Program.

I have enjoyed immensely my 2+ years as the EOS Senior Project Scientist. Mostgratifyingof all my experiences in this job has been learning more about the Earth system. My colleagues among the EOS investigators have patiently explained the nuances of scientific questions from the Earth's core to the stratosphere, and I thank you all for making me a more broadly informed scientist. I hope I have correctly and fairly represented your collective interests and scientific issues in the restructuring of the Earth Observing System.

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