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The Earth Observer: Nov - Dec, 2004

Volume 16, Issue 6

In This Issue

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  • Editor's CornerFront Cover
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • SORCE Science Meeting3
  • Aqua Science Working Group17
  • Other Items of Interest
  • Pathfinding for EOS Product Data Format Transition from HDF-EOS2 to HDF-EOS533
  • Kudos2, 32, 38
  • AMSR-E SIPS Historical Processing Completed38
  • Regular Features
  • Earth Science Education Program Update39
  • EOS Scientists in the News42
  • Science Calendars43
  • The Earth Observer Information/InquiriesBack cover

Editor's Corner

Michael King, EOS Senior Project Scientist

I’m pleased to report that Congress has approved the Omnibus Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2005 (FY 2005), which encompassed nine separate spending bills that had not been passed before the election. The bill contains funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Office of Science within the Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Education (ED), and numerous other federal agencies. The Omnibus Appropriations Act included $16.2 billion for NASA in FY 2005. This funding is $822 million above the FY 2004 level, but $44 million below the President’s request. These figures and the ones below do not include...