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The Earth Observer: Sep - Oct 2013

Volume 25, Issue 5

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s Corner Front Cover
  • Feature Articles
  • The SAGE Legacy’s Next Chapter: SAGE III on the International Space Station4
  • NASA Reaches Conservation Biology Community9
  • NASA Satellite Data Used to Study the Impact of Oil Palm Expansion Across Indonesian Borneo12
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • Land, Atmosphere Near-Real-Time Capability for EOS (LANCE) User Working Group Meeting Summary17
  • ESIP Federation Meeting Highlights Data Practices21
  • Summary of the 43rd Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Science Team Meeting24
  • Announcements
  • Data Release: Version 007 HIRDLS Atmospheric Products8
  • Data Release: Version 4 SeaWiFS Deep Blue23
  • Come Explore NASA Science at the 2013 Fall AGU Meeting28
  • In The News
  • Around the World in Four Days: NASA Tracks Chelyabinsk Meteor Plume27
  • After a Fire, Before a Flood: NASA’s Landsat Directs Restoration to At-Risk Areas29
  • Search On for Climate Clues Across Southern U.S. Skies31
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News 32
  • NASA Science Mission Directorate – Science Education and Public Outreach Update 34
  • Science Calendars 35

Editor’s Corner

Steve Platnick
EOS Senior Project Scientist

Every two years NASA’s Earth Science Division conducts a Senior Review of the missions in (or entering) extended operations. This past spring 13 missions were reviewed: ACRIMSAT, Aqua, Aura, CALIPSO, CloudSat, EO-1, GRACE, Jason-1, OSTM, QuikSCAT, SORCE, Terra, and TRMM. In March 2013 each team submitted continuation proposals, and budgets for both FY14-15 and FY16-17. The review process involved three panels: a Science Panel to review the mission’s overall scientific merit and two panels focusing separately on Technical and Cost and National Interests.