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The Earth Observer: Sep - Oct, 2012

Volume 24, Issue 5

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s Corner Front Cover
  • Feature Articles
  • MABEL and the ICESat-2 Mission: Photon-counting Altimetry from Air and Space 4
  • Digital Object Identifiers for NASA's Earth Observing System 10
  • Suomi NPP: Approaching the One-Year Anniversary of its Launch 16
  • Blog Log 24
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • Chesapeake Modeling Symposium 2012 26
  • Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Science Team Meeting 33
  • A Joint NASA GOFC-GOLD and NEESPI Workshop to Examine the Natural, Socio-economic, and Land-use Impacts of the 2010 Drought in European Russia 36
  • Spring 2012 NASA Land-Cover Land-Use Change Science Team Meeting 40
  • ESIP Federation Summer 2012 Meeting 44
  • In The News
  • Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks to New Low in Satellite Era 47
  • NASA’s IceBridge Seeking New View of Changing Sea Ice 48
  • Satellites Observer Widespread Melting Event across Greenland 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

A valued member of the Earth Observing System (EOS) and the Terra team is leaving NASA. Marc Imhoff, the Terra Project Scientist since 2005, is departing after a 32-year career at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) to become Deputy Director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Joint Global Change Research Institute (located at the University of Maryland, College Park). Imhoff’s other EOS involvement included...