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The Earth Observer: Mar - Apr, 1998

Volume 10, Issue 2

In This Issue

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The 14th Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Science Team Meeting ..... 3

Summary of SAGE II Science Team Meeting .... 8

Land Processes DAAC Science Advisory Panel Meeting ..... 15


Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor .... 20

Education Highlights NASA Earth Science Enterprise Education Program Update ..... 24


Tribute to Dr. Robert Price ... 2

Two Studies Will Refine and Expand Solar Monitoring Task .... 19

Landsat-? Launch Delayed ..... 23

Name The First Earth Observing System Spacecraft ..... 26

Calendars ... 27

Editor's Corner

Michael King—EOS Senior Project Scientist

In the last few months, the Project Science Office has held elections for chairs of various panels of the EOS Investigators Working Group (IWG). Prof. Eric Wood of Princeton University has been elected chair of the Physical Climate and Hydrology Panel, replacing Prof. Soroosh Sorooshian who has served his maximum two terms of four years as chair. Prof. Daniel Jacob of Harvard University has been elected chair of the Atmospheres Panel, replacing Dr. Rich Zurek who has served in this capacity for the past two and one half years. Finally, Dr. G. David Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Inc., has been elected chair of the EOS Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Panel, replacing Dr. David Glover who has served for the past four years. This panel has continued to play a vital role in assessing the progress and status of EOSDIS developments in support of the scientific research community, both in past and current developments with the EOSDIS Core System and in developing plans for federation and PI processing for the future.

The Netherlands Agency for Aerospace Programs (NIVR) has approved an immediate new start for the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI), to be built by two Dutch space companies, Fokker Space and TNO-TPD. This sensor will fly as part of the EOS Chemistry-I mission in December 2002. The primary purpose of this instrument is to...