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The Earth Observer: Jul - Aug, 1999

Volume 11, Issue 4

In This Issue

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  • Editor's CornerFront Cover
  • Science Team Meetings
  • Minutes of The Fifteenth Earth Science Enterprise/Earth Observing System (ESE/EOS) Investigators Working Group (IWG) Meeting6
  • SOlar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) Science Team Meeting18
  • CEOS Working Group on Calibration and Validation Meeting on Digital Elevation Models and Terrain Parameters19
  • Science Articles
  • Status of NASA’s Earth Science Enterprise: A presentation by Dr. Ghassem Asrar, Associate Administrator for Earth Science, NASA Headquarters3
  • NASA EOS Validation via SAFARI 2000: Preparing the Way21
  • SHADOZ (Southern Hemisphere ADditional OZonesondes): A New Ozonesonde Data Set for the Earth Science Community27
  • Pre-Launch Validation Activities for the MODIS Snow and Sea Ice Algorithms31
  • Announcements
  • Landsat 7 Team Receives the American Institute of Aeronautics Space System Award2
  • Earth Science Education Update36
  • EOS Scientists in the News37
  • Information/CommentsBack cover

Editor's Corner

Michael King, EOS Senior Project Scientist

In the past month, the 1999 EOS Reference Handbook was completed and is now being printed. The purpose of this Reference Handbook is to provide a broad overview of the Earth Observing System (EOS) program to both the science community and others interested in NASA’s Earth Science Enterprise (ESE). This edition includes a brief history of EOS from its inception, science objectives, mission elements, planned launch schedules, descriptions of each instrument and interdisciplinary science investigation, background information on team members and investigators, international and interagency cooperative efforts, and information on the EOS Data and Information System (EOSDIS). A number of figures and tables are included to enhance the reader’s understanding of the EOS and ESE programs. It is available electronically from, and will be available in hard copy by September 30. Copies may be obtained by sending e-mail to Lee McGrier at lmcgrier@pop900.gsfc.

The EOS Project Science Office has completed an Educational CD-ROM entitled Welcome to NASA’s Earth Science Enterprise, which provides educators, students, and the general public with an overview...