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The Earth Observer: Nov - Dec 2015

Volume 27, Issue 6

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s CornerFront Cover
  • Feature Articles
  • SAGE III on ISS: Continuing the Data Record4
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • Landsat Science Team Meeting: Summer 201512
  • Summary of the Nineteenth OMI Science Team Meeting18
  • Summary of the Twenty-Fourth CERES-II Science Team Meeting—Fall 201521
  • Summary of the GOFC-GOLD SEARRIN Workshop: Assessing Land Use/Cover Changes and Air Quality in Asia26
  • Announcements
  • Preliminary Level-2 and Level-3 SMAP Radiometer Data Now Available11
  • Storytelling and More: NASA Science at the 2015 Fall AGU Meeting17
  • Deep Blue Aerosol Project Website Now Live31
  • The Earth Observatory Natural Event Tracker35
  • Initiation of the 2017-2027 Earth Science Decadal Survey37
  • Kudos
  • Congratulations to AGU and AMS Award Winners!20
  • In The News
  • Arctic Sea Ice Summertime Minimum is Fourth Lowest on Record30
  • NASA Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses32
  • NASA Studying 2015 El Niño Event As Never Before34
  • 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

Quicker than seems possible, another year is drawing to a close. For NASA’s Earth Science Division, the year began with three successful launches—CATS to the ISS to study clouds and aerosols, SMAP to study soil moisture and freeze-thaw state from space, and NOAA’s DSCOVR mission, which includes two NASA Earth Science instruments now transmitting data from the Lagrange point 1 (L11). CATS is functioning nominally, and is now...