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The Earth Observer: Jul - Aug, 2010

Volume 22, Issue 4

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s Corner Front Cover
  • Feature Articles
  • Aquarius: A Brief (Recent) History of an International Effort 4
  • NASA Follows Nature Trail'R to Michigan 6
  • NASA Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day 8
  • DEVELOP Students Use NASA Satellite Imagery to Monitor Gulf Coast Disasters 10
  • The New HDF/HDF-EOS Tools and Information Center Website 13
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • SORCE Science Team Meeting Summary 16
  • Landsat Science Team Summary 22
  • Atmospheric Infrared Sounder Science Team Meeting Summary 28
  • CERES Science Team Meeting Summary 31
  • The Spring 2010 NASA Land-Cover/Land-Use Science Team Meeting 34
  • In The News
  • Adios El Nino, Hello La Nina? 39
  • Lasers Help Researchers Predict Birds' Preferred Habitat 40
  • NASA Embarks on Arctic Voyage to Probe Ocean, Climate Changes 42
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News 44
  • NASA Science Mission Directorate – Science Education and Public Outreach Update 46
  • Science Calendars 47

Editor's Corner
Steve Platnick, EOS Senior Project Scientist

On May 27, NASA announced five new aircraft missions, the first investigations that will be funded under the new Venture Class series. The Earth Venture (EV) missions were established last year, and are part of NASA’s Earth System Science Pathfinder program. These relatively small missions provide...