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The Earth Observer: Sep - Oct, 2015

Volume 27, Issue 5

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s Corner Front Cover
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • Summary of the Second GPM Applications Workshop4
  • Continuity Assured: The First Postlaunch MODIS/VIIRS Science Team Meeting Summary12
  • Summary of the NASA LCLUC Spring 2015 Science Team Meeting19
  • ESIP Federation Summer Meeting Addresses Data-Driven Community Resilience26
  • 2015 CLARREO Science Definition Team Meeting Summary29
  • Kudos25
  • Blog Log32
  • In The News
  • How Does NASA Study Hurricanes?34
  • NASA Flies Stormy Kansas Skies this Summer for Science36
  • NASA: California Drought Causing Valley Land to Sink38
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News 40
  • NASA Science Mission Directorate – Science Education and Public Outreach Update 42
  • Science Calendars 43

Editor’s Corner

Steve Platnick

EOS Senior Project Scientist

Every two years, NASA’s Earth Science Division (ESD) conducts a Senior Review of missions in (or entering into) extended operations—meaning they have completed their prime operations period1. This past spring, 10 missions took part in the Senior Review: Aqua, Aquarius, Aura, CALIPSO, CloudSat, EO-1, GRACE, OSTM/Jason-2, SORCE, and Terra. The TRMM mission was also in extended operations at the outset of the Senior Review process, however, it was not invited to propose because of its orbital decay following fuel depletion.