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The Earth Observer: Mar - Apr, 2015

Volume 27, Issue 2

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s Corner Front Cover
  • Feature Articles
  • How’s the Weather up There? The IPHEx GPM Ground Validation Campaign4
  • NASA FIRMS Helps Fight Wildland Fires in Near Real-Time14
  • Nimbus Celebrates Fifty Years18
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • HyspIRI Science and Applications Workshop Summary32
  • The South Central and Eastern European Regional Information Network34
  • NASA Earth Science Technology Forum 201438
  • Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting41
  • Announcements
  • Follow @NASAHyperwall on Twitter!13
  • Earth Science iBooks Now Available31
  • In The News
  • NASA Satellite Reveals How Much Saharan Dust Feeds Amazon’s Plants46
  • NASA Science Leads New York City Climate Change 2015 Report48
  • New NASA Earth Science Missions Expand View of Our Home Planet50
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News 52
  • NASA Science Mission Directorate – Science Education and Public Outreach Update 54
  • Science Calendars 55

Editor’s Corner

Steve Platnick

EOS Senior Project Scientist

It has been a remarkable year for NASA’s Earth Science Division, with the successful launch of three satellite missions (GPM, OCO-2, SMAP) and two instruments deployed on the International Space Station (ISSRapidScat, CATS)—a tremendous achievement. Congratulations to the members of each team for the hard work it takes to achieve such success. The GPM Core Observatory celebrated the first anniversary of its launch on February 27. To mark the occasion, NASA released the agency’s most comprehensive...