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The Earth Observer: May - Jun, 2017

Volume 29, Issue 3

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s CornerFront Cover
  • Feature Articles
  • Enhancing the Discoverability of NASA Earth Science Data Through Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)4
  • April Showers of Outreach Lead to a Flowering of Public Awareness of NASA’s Science Activities9
  • Meeting Summaries
  • NASA-World Bank Workshop on Global Precipitation Measurement Applications13
  • Arctic–Boreal Variability Experiment (ABoVE) Science Team Summary17
  • Landsat Science Team: 2017 Winter Meeting Summary21
  • 2016 HyspIRI Symposium Summary26
  • In The News
  • New Night Lights Maps Open Up Possible Real-Time Applications31
  • NASA’s CYGNSS Satellite Constellation Begins Public Data Release33
  • AIRS: 15 Years of Seeing What’s in the Air34
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News36
  • NASA Science Mission Directorate – Science Education and Public Outreach Update38
  • Science Calendars39

Editor’s Corner
Steve Platnick
EOS Senior Project Scientist

At present, there are nearly 22 petabytes (PB) of archived Earth Science data in NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) holdings, representing more than 10,000 unique products. The volume of data is expected to grow significantly—perhaps exponentially—over the next several years, and may reach nearly 247 PB by 2025. The primary services provided by NASA’s EOSDIS are...