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The Earth Observer: Nov - Dec, 2012

Volume 24, Issue 6

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s Corner Front Cover
  • Feature Articles
  • Aqua 10 Years After Launch4
  • Tracking Superstorm Sandy from Space 18
  • The NASA-GPM Cold Season Precipitation Experiment (GCPEx)26
  • Eyes on the Bay: Using Near-real-time Satellite Data to Monitor the Chesapeake Bay34
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • Summary of the 2012 Quadrennial Ozone Symposium 36
  • Aura Science Team Meeting 41
  • SORCE Science Team Meeting 43
  • In The News
  • NASA C-20A Completes Radar Study of Pacific Rim Volcanoes 48
  • 2012 Antarctic Ozone Hole the Second Smallest in 20 Years 50
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News 52
  • NASA Science Mission Directorate – Science Education and Public Outreach Update 54
  • Science Calendars 55

Editor's Corner 
Steve Platnick, EOS Senior Project Scientist 

In a previous Editorial, we highlighted the tenth anniversary of the launch of Aqua and described a number of activities that took place at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) on May 4 to commemorate the mission’s decade in space1. On page 4 of this issue we are pleased to feature an article written by Claire Parkinson [GSFC—Aqua Project Scientist] that elaborates on the science achievements of the first ten years of Aqua. As Parkinson mentions in her article, there are now...