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The Earth Observer: Mar - Apr, 2017

Volume 29, Issue 2

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s CornerFront Cover
  • Feature Articles
  • Earth Science Data Operations: Acquiring, Distributing, and Delivering NASA Data for the Benefit of Society4
  • Meeting Summaries
  • Summary of the Workshop on Time-Sensitive Applications of NASA Data19
  • 2016 CLARREO Science Definition Team Meeting Summary23
  • Inaugural Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols Science Team Meeting27
  • Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting32
  • In The News
  • U.S. Desert Songbirds at Risk in a Warming Climate37
  • NASA Says Goodbye to a Pathfinder Earth Satellite After 17 Years39
  • NASA Data Show California’s San Joaquin Valley Still Sinking41
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News44
  • NASA Science Mission Directorate – Science Education and Public Outreach Update46
  • Science Calendars47

Editor’s Corner
Steve Platnick
EOS Senior Project Scientist

In this issue we highlight the path of data from satellite to product to distribution. The Earth Observing System Data and Operations System (EDOS) is responsible for acquiring, processing, and delivering instrument data to the ground for many of NASA’s Earth-observing missions, including the EOS Terra, Aqua, and Aura platforms. The overall objective of the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) is to process, archive, and distribute Earth science data—from both NASA and other agencies—to the user community. Toward that end, EOSDIS consists of...