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The Earth Observer: Mar - Apr, 2004

Volume 16, Issue 2

In This Issue

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  • Editor's CornerFront Cover
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • First CERES-II Team Meeting3
  • Other Items of Interest
  • Update on Recent ESSP Mission Activities9
  • Landsat Celebrates its 15th Anniversary14
  • LP DAAC Release of MODIS Swath Reprojection Tool (MRTSwath) Software15
  • Kudos15
  • Terrestrial Carbon Sinks Predicted from MODIS Satellite Data and Ecosystem Modeling15
  • Regular Features
  • Earth Science Enterprise Education Program Update16
  • EOS Scientists in the News21
  • Science Calendars23
  • The Earth Observer Information/InquiriesBack cover

Editor's Corner

Michael King, EOS Senior Project Scientist

I am happy to report that Terra and Aqua and all instruments with the exception of the Humidity Sounder for Brazil are continuing to work well. Given the outstanding data received from all instruments on Terra since its launch in December 1999, there is a plan to extend the Terra mission to 2008 to continue data acquisition.

Aqua successfully completed an inclination maneuver on March 31. The maneuver is the first in a series of maneuvers that have to be performed to accommodate requirements from the Afternoon Constellation missions, CloudSat and CALIPSO. A conjuction assessment done by the Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center (CMOC) indicated that...