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The Earth Observer: Jul - Aug, 2003

Volume 15, Issue 4

In This Issue

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  • Editor's CornerFront Cover
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • Minutes of the Aqua Science Working Group Meeting3
  • Report on the PO.DAAC User Working Group Meeting19
  • ORNL DAAC for Biochemical Dynamics Working Group Meeting20
  • Other Items of Interest
  • Third Annual Earth Science Technology Conference a Success23
  • The CERES S’COOL Project24
  • Kudos28
  • Global Garden Gets Greener29
  • Regular Features
  • Earth Science Education Program Update32
  • EOS Scientists in the News34
  • Getting to Know ESTO36
  • Science Calendars37
  • The Earth Observer Information/InquiriesBack cover

Editor's Corner

Michael King, EOS Senior Project Scientist

I’m pleased to share with you exciting new science discoveries utilizing data from multiple EOS instruments. Recent data comparisons between the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) on ICESat and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on Terra show very good agreement in the determination of cloud occurrence, even in Polar regions, especially during the daytime. But not all the news is good to excellent. For example, ICESat has been experiencing problems with its laser altimeter system, and is currently in “safe mode” pending the implementation of a corrective solution. The final report on ICESat’s status and...