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The Earth Observer: Jul - Aug, 2005

Volume 17, Issue 4

In This Issue

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  • Editor's CornerFront Cover
  • Feature Articles
  • EOS Senior Project Scientist Visits East Africa4
  • Preserving LandSat’s Legacy13
  • In the News
  • Software Learns to Recognize Spring Thaw15
  • NASA Offers a Real-Time 3-D Look at the Inside of Hurricanes16
  • Sensor Web Simulation Investigates Technique to Improve Prediction of Pollution Across the Globe17
  • Volcanic Blast Location Influences Climate Reaction19
  • ESIP Federation Elects New Leadership26
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science Mission Directorate—Earth Science Education Update21
  • EOS Scientists in the News23
  • EOS Science Calendars27
  • The Earth Observer Information/InquiriesBack cover

Editor’s Corner

Michael King, EOS Project Scientist

Welcome to this the first issue of our all-new The Earth Observer. You will note some changes in the format, and also changes in the arrangement of articles. We hope you find them pleasing. The front portion of the newsletter is now devoted to highlighting interesting feature articles and articles on research results. Meeting and workshop reports can be found toward the back. The newsletter team is working diligently to come up with interesting articles. You can help by contacting Alan Ward, Executive Editor,, or Charlotte Griner, Technical Editor, We look forward to having your article in a future issue.

On June 16, 2005, NASA Headquarters released a report that compiled the results of its recent Earth Science Senior Review held April 26-29 to review proposals for extending a dozen Earth science missions...