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The Earth Observer: Mar - Apr, 2018

Volume 30, Issue 2

In This Issue

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  • Editor's CornerFront Cover
  • CloudSat Exits the "A-Train"4
  • Feature Articles
  • A Trip Through Time via the Archives of The Earth Observer5
  • Meeting Summaries
  • Overview of 2017 NASA Sounder Science Community Activities12
  • Summary of the Fourth GEDI Science Definition Team Meeting17
  • Summary of the Eighth CYGNSS Science Team Meeting20
  • 2017 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting23
  • NASA High Mountain Asia Team Precipitation Workshop Summary27
  • In The News
  • NASA’s Longest Running Survey of Ice Shattered Records in 201731
  • Low Sea Ice Amid Arctic Warming33
  • Farewell to a Pioneering Pollution Sensor35
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News37
  • Science Calendars39

Editor’s Corner
Steve Platnick
EOS Senior Project Scientist

The Earth Observer has entered its thirtieth year as a NASA publication. The very first issue was in March 1989. Our archives ( are a veritable treasure-trove of history about the development of NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS), the broader NASA Earth Science Research, Applications, and Flight programs, and related education and outreach activities. In the feature article on page 5 of this issue, our Executive Editor (Alan Ward) takes us on a trip through The Earth Observer archives, no doubt stirring memories in readers who were...