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The Earth Observer: Jul - Aug, 2007

Volume 19, Issue 4

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s Corner Front Cover
  • Feature Articles
  • Using ASTER Data to Study the Urban Heat-Island Effect4
  • The Sun Approaches Its 11-Year Minimum and Activity Cycle 248
  • High School Course Helps to Inspire the Next Generation of Earth Scientists13
  • NASA Takes Kids “Around the World in 8 Minutes” in Problem-solving Competition14
  • Scott’s Odyssey: A Student Shares His Odyssey of the Mind Experience16
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • 2007 AGU Joint Session—Special Session on Urban Remote Sensing18
  • 30th ASTER Science Team Meeting19
  • Seventh CERES-II Science Team Meeting25
  • NASA LCLUC Spring Science Team Meeting30
  • AIRS Science Team Meeting Summary35
  • In The News
  • NASA’s Close-Up Look at a Hurricane’s Eye Reveals a New ‘Fuel’ Source40
  • NASA Mission Checks Health of Greenland’s Ice Sheet and Glaciers42
  • Research Finds That Earth’s Climate is Approaching ‘Dangerous’ Point44
  • NASA Satellite Captures First View of ‘Night-Shining Clouds’45
  • Regular Features
  • EOS Scientists in the News46
  • NASA Science Mission Directorate—Science Education Update49
  • Science Calendars51

Editor’s Corner

Michael King, EOS Senior Project Scientist

During the last week of May, I was honored to be one of the session chairs at the Yoram J. Kaufman Symposium on Aerosols, Clouds, and Climate. A group of scientists from around the world—including the Principal Investigators (PIs) of CloudSat, Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO), and Polarization and Anisotropy of Reflectances for Atmospheric Sciences Coupled with Observations from Lidar (PARASOL)—gathered at Goddard Space Flight Center for three days, May 30-June 1. The symposium was organized by Lorraine Remer [Goddard], Didier Tanré [University of Lille—France], and Teruyuki Nakajima [Center for Climate System Research, University of Tokyo—Japan], and included a series of presentations by invited speakers covering topics such as...