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The Earth Observer: Nov - Dec, 2014

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s Corner Front Cover
  • Feature Articles
  • Aura Celebrates Ten Years in Orbit4
  • Announcements
  • CATS Mission Brochure Available Online17
  • Come Explore NASA Science at the 2014 Fall AGU Meeting28
  • Blog Log18
  • Meeting Summaries
  • 2014 HyspIRI Product Symposium Summary20
  • 2014 Landsat Science Team Meeting24
  • Summary of the Precipitation Measurement Mission Science Team Meeting29
  • Summary of the 2014 Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR) Science Team Meeting33
  • LANCE User Working Group Meeting Summary37
  • In The News
  • NASA's ECOSTRESS Will Monitor Plant Health41
  • NASA Begins Sixth Year of Airborne Antarctic Ice Change Study42
  • 2014 Antarctic Ozone Hole Holds Steady43
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News 44
  • NASA Science Mission Directorate – Science Education and Public Outreach Update 46
  • Science Calendars 47

Editor’s Corner

Steve Platnick, EOS Senior Project Scientist

Remarkably, another year is drawing to a close. And a remarkable year it was for NASA Earth Sciences. It is inevitable at this time of year that we reflect on the milestones of the year that was and look ahead to the year that will be. One such milestone was the tenth anniversary of the Aura mission. In a previous Editorial, we highlighted some of the celebratory events held on July 14—the actual anniversary date—at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) to commemorate the...