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The Earth Observer: May - Jun, 2003

Volume 15, Issue 3

In This Issue

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  • Editor's CornerFront Cover
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • Minutes of the March 2003 Aura Science Team Meeting3
  • CERES Science Team Meeting9
  • CloudSat/CALIPSO Science Team Meeting Summary14
  • ASTER Users Workshop17
  • SEEDS Update23
  • Other Items of Interest
  • CCSDS Lossless Data Compression to be Available in HDF-4 and 519
  • Aqua Mission Sponsors 2003 Engineering Competition21
  • Kudos24
  • Earth’s Hidden Waters Tracked by GRACE25
  • NASA’s ESE Sponsors Creative Problem Solving competition30
  • Regular Features
  • Earth Science Education Program Update31
  • EOS Scientists in the News32
  • Science Calendars33
  • The Earth Observer Information/InquiriesBack cover

Editor's Corner

Michael King, EOS Senior Project Scientist

I’m proud to announce that the International Academy of the Digital Arts and Sciences has selected two NASA Web sites for top honors in their respective categories. The NASA Home Page (at, managed by Brian Dunbar and his team at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., won the Webby in the “Government & Law” category. And NASA’s Earth Observatory (at, managed by David Herring and his team at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, won the Webby in the “Education” category.

Additionally, both sites won “People’s Voice Awards” for their respective categories. In keeping with the spirit of the Web’s capacity for global interactivity, the People’s Voice Award is determined by...