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The Earth Observer: May - Jun, 2001

Volume 13, Issue 3

In This Issue

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  • Editor's CornerFront Cover
  • Science Team Meetings
  • Joint Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR) Science Team Meeting3
  • Clouds and The Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) Science Team Meeting9
  • The ACRIMSAT/ACRIM III Experiment — Extending the Precision, Long-Term Total Solar Irradiance Climate Database14
  • Science Articles
  • Summary of the International Workshop on LAI Product Validation18
  • An Introduction to the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners19
  • Tools and Systems for EOS Data23
  • Status and Plans for HDF-EOS, NASA’s Format for EOS Standard Products25
  • PoDAG Meeting XVIII, National Snow and Ice Data Center28
  • EOSDIS’ EOS ClearingHOuse (ECHO) Architecture Designed to Assist Diverse User Community29
  • Earth Science Education Progam Update, Black Rock Forest Carbon Initiative33
  • Announcements
  • NASA Earth Scientist Honored with AMS Anderson Award13
  • EOSDIS Training32
  • EOS Scientists in the News34
  • Science Calendars35
  • The Earth Observer Information/InquiriesBack cover

Editor's Corner

Michael King, EOS Senior Project Scientist

I’m pleased to announce that NASA’s Earth Science Enterprise is sponsoring a problem for the Odyssey of the Mind competitions during the 2001-2002 school year. It is a technical problem involving an original performance about environmental preservation. The competitions will involve about 450,000 students from kindergarten through college worldwide, and will culminate in a World Finals next May in Boulder, CO where the “best of the best” will compete for top awards in the international competitions. It is estimated that we reach 1.5 to 2 million students, parents, teachers/ administrators, coaches, etc. internationally through participation in this program.

The Odyssey of the Mind Program fosters creative thinking and problemsolving skills among participating students from kindergarten through college. Students solve problems in a variety of areas from building mechanical devices such as spring-driven vehicles to...