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2014

2014

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Title Parameter Data Type DAACs
Rooting out rainfall
  • Radiant Energy Flux
  • CERES
  • LaRC ASDC
Profiles in intensity
  • Total vertical velocity
  • convected vertical velocity
  • Global Hawk aircraft
  • GHRC
Strange bedfellows
  • Global fire activity
  • net primary productivity
  • MODIS
  • SEDAC
Salt of the sea
  • Sea surface salinity
  • Chlorophyll a
  • Aquarius SAC_D
  • MODIS
  • OBPG
  • PO DAAC
Shake, rattle, and sink
  • Radar backscatter
  • surface kinetic temperature
  • PALSAR
  • ASTER
  • MODIS
  • ASF
  • LP DAAC
  • MODAPS LAADS
Unexpected ice
  • sea ice concentration
  • SSMR and SSM/I
  • NSIDC DAAC
Zebras without borders
  • NDVI
  • precipitation rate
  • MODIS
  • TRMM Microwave Imager
  • GES DISC
  • LP DAAC
A baffling signal in the tropics
  • Cloud top
  • rainfall type (convective or stratiform)
  • rainfall rate
  • rainfall profile
  • rainfall characteristics
  • MODIS
  • AMSR-E
  • TRMM
  • GES DISC
  • MODAPS LAADS
  • NSIDC DAAC
Microbes in the murk
  • Chlorophyll a
  • Photosynthetically active radiation
  • SeaWiFS
  • OBPG
Connecting the drops
  • Temperature
  • Precipitation
  • surface radiation
  • snow water equivalent
  • vapor pressure
  • Land surface temperature
  • emissivity
  • MODIS
  • LP DAAC
  • ORNL DAAC
A speed bump in space-time
  • Time
  • GPS
  • GLONASS
  • CDDIS
The price of tea
  • Reflectance
  • ASTER
  • LP DAAC

2013

2013

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Title Parameter Data Type DAACs
On the trail of contrails
  • Clouds and computed flux profile
  • MODIS
  • MODAPS LAADS
Mercury raining
  • Aerosol optical depth
  • sea ice extent
  • sea ice surface temperature
  • bromine
  • sea ice class distribution
  • melt on sea ice
  • Brightness temperatures
  • sea ice concentration
  • snow depth
  • MODIS
  • OMI
  • SeaWinds
  • QuikSCAT
  • SSMIS
  • AMSR-E
  • GES DISC
  • MODAPS LAADS
  • NSIDC DAAC
  • PO DAAC
Crazy bad air
  • Human population density
  • Aerosol optical depth
  • GRUMP
  • MODIS
  • MISR
  • CIESIN
  • LaRC ASDC
  • MODAPS LAADS
  • SEDAC
A tale of two rivers
  • InSAR
  • ALOS PALSAR
  • ASF
Sizing a tsunami
  • Latitude and longitude
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • CDDIS
The secrets of leaves
  • Eddy covariance
  • AmeriFlux
  • ORNL DAAC
Signs of snow
  • Ice sheet and sea ice elevation
  • ice sheet topography
  • sea ice elevation
  • snow depth
  • Airborne Topographic Mapper
  • NSIDC DAAC
Making heads of mares' tails
  • Lidar backscatter
  • CALIPSO
  • LaRC ASDC
Pedestrians of Eddy Avenue
  • Chlorophyll a concentration
  • MODIS
  • OBPG
When oceans drop
  • Gravity fields
  • Precipitation
  • GRACE
  • TRMM
  • GES DISC
  • PO DAAC
Cold, symmetric, and cryptic
  • Snow properties
  • Aircraft
  • radiometers
  • profilers
  • radars
  • disdrometers
  • precipitation gauges
  • GHRC
Not so big, not so hot
  • Radiance
  • geolocation
  • ASTER
  • MODIS
  • LP DAAC
  • MODAPS LAADS

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2012

2012

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Title Parameter Data Type DAACs
Orbiting watchtowers
  • Thermal anomalies/fire products
  • Terra
  • Aqua
  • MODIS
  • MODAPS LAADS
Foot and plow
  • Reflectance
  • Vegetation
  • Land surface temperature
  • Terra
  • MODIS
  • LP DAAC
Biomes in the balance
  • Leaf Area Index (LAI)
  • Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FPAR)
  • Terra
  • MODIS
  • LP DAAC
  • ORNL DAAC
Winter's water
  • Surface reflectance
  • snow cover
  • snow water equivalent
  • Terra
  • Aqua
  • MODIS
  • SNODAS
  • LP DAAC
  • NSIDC DAAC
Leaking lakes
  • Reflectance
  • SAR
  • ASF
New angles
  • Reflectance
  • Terra
  • MISR
  • LaRC ASDC
A new pole hole
  • Ozone
  • Trace gas profiles
  • Ozone profile
  • Clouds
  • Aerosols
  • Aura
  • CALIPSO
  • OMI
  • MLS
  • CALIOP
  • GES DISC
  • LaRC ASDC
A kink in the jet stream
  • Cloud fraction
  • precipitation rate
  • Radiance
  • Terra
  • Aqua
  • TRMM
  • MODIS
  • AIRS
  • GES DISC
  • MODAPS LAADS
Where on Earth?
  • Global positioning
  • GPS
  • LAGEOS-1 and -2
  • TOPEX/Poseidon
  • Jason-1 and -2
  • Envisat
  • Cryosat-2
  • HY-2A
  • SPOT-2
  • -3
  • -4
  • -5
  • CDDIS
Prosperity shining
  • population
  • Gridded Population of the World
  • GRUMPv1
  • SEDAC
Shadowing the tuna boats
  • Sea surface temperature
  • ocean color
  • Terra
  • Aqua
  • SeaStar
  • MODIS
  • SeaWiFS
  • OBPG
  • PO DAAC
Fleeting phytoplankton
  • Chlorophyll a concentration
  • Nimbus 7
  • SeaStar
  • CZCS
  • SeaWiFS
  • OBPG

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2011

2011

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Title Parameter Data Type DAACs
Once more into the storm
  • Hurricanes
  • Terra
  • Aqua
  • CloudSat
  • TRMM
  • GHRC
Repatterning the world
  • Anthropogenic biomes
  • land cover
  • Terra
  • MODIS
  • LP DAAC
  • SEDAC
Volatile trees
  • Aerosol optical depth
  • MODIS
  • MODAPS LAADS
Looking for mud
  • Latitude and longitude
  • GPS
  • CDDIS
Hidden carbon
  • Brightness temperature
  • Vegetation canopy microwave transmittance
  • land cover
  • Vegetation
  • Aqua
  • Terra
  • AMSR-E
  • MODIS
  • LP DAAC
  • NSIDC DAAC
Baja's fault
  • Land surface
  • Topography
  • ALOS PALSAR
  • ASF
The un-ice age
  • Gravity fields
  • GRACE
  • PO DAAC
The time of cholera
  • Chlorophyll concentration
  • SeaWiFS
  • OBPG
Waiting for Gojal
  • Elevation
  • Radiance
  • glacier outlines
  • Terra
  • Earth Observing 1
  • ASTER
  • ALI
  • LP DAAC
  • NSIDC DAAC
A black cloud over Cairo
  • Aerosols
  • MODIS thermal anomaly product
  • Terra
  • MISR
  • MODIS
  • GES DISC
  • LaRC ASDC
The feather followers
  • NDVI
  • Vegetation index quality
  • MODIS
  • ORNL DAAC
Growing Jamaica
  • Precipitation
  • TRMM
  • GES DISC

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2010

2010

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Title Parameter Data Type DAACs
Invasion of the ctenophores
  • Photosynthetically active radiation
  • Chlorophyll a concentration
  • SeaWiFS
  • MODIS
  • OBPG
Unearthly dunes
  • Reflectance
  • digital elevation
  • ASTER
  • LP DAAC
A speck on the ocean
  • Clouds and computed flux profile
  • CERES
  • LaRC ASDC
The dirt on tornadoes
  • Precipitation
  • TRMM
  • GES DISC
When a day is not a day
  • Latitude and longitude
  • Earth orientation
  • Earth rotation
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Laser Geodynamics Satellite 1 (LAGEOS-1)
  • Radio telescopes
  • radio sources
  • CDDIS
On shaky ground
  • Human population density
  • Gridded Population of the World
  • SEDAC
Cosmic charges
  • Lightning
  • National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN)
  • operated by Vaisala
  • Incorporated
  • GHRC
Probing the Black Current
  • Ocean bottom pressure
  • GRACE
  • PO DAAC
Heart disease in the air
  • Aerosol optical depth
  • MODIS
  • MODAPS LAADS
Himalaya's heat pump
  • Glacier extent
  • ASTER
  • LP DAAC
  • NSIDC DAAC
Seeing the forest for the carbon
  • Vegetation cover
  • Vegetation
  • Elevation
  • PALSAR
  • MODIS
  • GLAS
  • ASF
  • LP DAAC
  • NSIDC DAAC
Clues in the nectar
  • NDVI
  • EVI
  • phenology
  • MODIS
  • ORNL DAAC

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2009

2009

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Title Parameter Data Type DAACs
Distant fields of grain
  • NDVI
  • EVI
  • MODIS
  • LP DAAC
Experiment in the sky
  • Aerosol optical depth
  • Radiance
  • Aerosol backscatter
  • OMI
  • AIRS
  • MODIS
  • CALIOP
  • GES DISC
  • LaRC ASDC
  • MODAPS LAADS
A snag in space-time
  • Laser ranging data
  • Global gravity fields
  • LAGEOS-1 and -2
  • GRACE
  • CDDIS
  • PO DAAC
Fathoming Antarctica
  • Ice sheet elevation profiles
  • Radiances
  • Digital image map
  • Ice velocity
  • GLAS
  • MODIS
  • SAR
  • ASF
  • MODAPS LAADS
  • NSIDC DAAC
A catalog of change
  • Physical and biological impacts of climate change
  • IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) Observed Climate Change Impacts Database
  • SEDAC
The mysterious lives of leatherbacks
  • Sea surface temperature
  • Chlorophyll a concentration
  • GOES
  • AVHRR
  • SeaWiFS
  • MODIS
  • OBPG
  • PO DAAC
Finite forests
  • Surface reflectance
  • MODIS
  • MODAPS LAADS
Notebook and satellite
  • Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI)
  • NDVI
  • EVI
  • Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI)
  • Normalized Difference Infrared Index (NDII)
  • MODIS
  • LP DAAC
  • ORNL DAAC
Drying in Denali
  • land cover
  • SAR
  • ASF
Smoke over Athens
  • Aerosol optical depth
  • Plume height
  • Aerosol index and associated aerosol types
  • MODIS
  • MISR
  • OMI
  • GES DISC
  • LaRC ASDC
  • MODAPS LAADS
Probing the Arctic atmosphere
  • Arctic atmosphere
  • Aircraft tracking
  • ARCTAS
  • GHRC
  • LaRC ASDC
An ocean full of deserts
  • Chlorophyll
  • Sea surface temperature
  • SeaWiFS
  • AVHRR
  • OBPG
  • PO DAAC

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2008

2008

NASA SOP 2008 ThumbnailPDF

Title Parameter Data Type DAACs
Freezing in a warming world
  • Temperature
  • water vapor
  • sensible heat
  • radiation flux for Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)
  • FPAR
  • AmeriFlux and FLUXNET
  • MODIS
  • LP DAAC
  • ORNL DAAC
Cleaner water from space
  • Radiances
  • MODIS
  • MODAPS LAADS
Younger sea ice and scarcer polar bears
  • Brightness temperatures
  • sea ice concentration
  • snow cover over sea ice Brightness temperatures
  • ice extent
  • AMSR-E
  • SSMR and SSM/I
  • NSIDC DAAC
Scorecard on the environment
  • Environmental indicators
  • Environmental Performance Index
  • SEDAC
Where oceans meet atmosphere
  • Wind vectors
  • Sea surface height
  • Sea surface temperature
  • SeaWinds
  • Nadir-pointing radar altimeter
  • AMSR-E
  • NSIDC DAAC
  • PO DAAC
Aerosols over Australia
  • Aerosols
  • Thermal anomalies/fire products
  • Aerosol optical depth
  • MISR
  • MODIS
  • LaRC ASDC
  • LP DAAC
  • MODAPS LAADS
Sensing the swamp beneath the trees
  • Water level
  • SAR
  • ASF
Regional pollution goes local
  • Carbon monoxide
  • AIRS
  • GES DISC
The power of a Brazilian wind
  • Surface wind speed
  • SeaWinds
  • PO DAAC
Earth's crust in action
  • Latitude and longitude
  • GPS
  • CDDIS
When the Earth moved Kashmir
  • Land surface
  • ASTER
  • LP DAAC

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2007

2007

NASA SOP 2007 ThumbnailPDF

Title Parameter Data Type DAACs
Grasping the subtle needs of vegetation
  • Vegetation indices
  • Flux towers
  • MODIS
  • LP DAAC
  • ORNL DAAC
Pollution trials for the Beijing Olympics
  • Nitric oxide
  • OMI
  • GES DISC
Following the World Trade Center plume
  • Aerosols
  • MISR
  • LaRC ASDC
Pinpointing an invasive plant's next move
  • Land cover type
  • MODIS
  • LP DAAC
After the Larsen B
  • Land ice
  • Elevation
  • ASTER
  • MODIS
  • GLAS
  • LP DAAC
  • NSIDC DAAC
Saharan dust versus Atlantic hurricanes
  • Aerosols
  • water vapor
  • LASE
  • GHRC
Getting at groundwater with gravity
  • Gravity
  • groundwater
  • GRACE
  • PO DAAC
Connecting rainfall and landslides
  • rainfall
  • landslides
  • TRMM
  • GES DISC
Can Earth's plants keep up with us?
  • Biomass
  • population
  • Gridded Population of the World
  • AVHRR
  • ORNL DAAC
  • SEDAC
Burgundy through space and time
  • Land use
  • SAR
  • ASTER
  • ASF
  • NSIDC DAAC

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2006

2006

SOP 2006 cover

Title Parameter Data Type DAACs
Cloud to cloud: Forecasting storm severity with lightning
  • Lightning
  • National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN)
  • operated by Vaisala
  • Incorporated
  • 3-D Lightning Mapping Array (LMA)
  • GHRC
Cattle, crops, and coral: Flood plumes and the Great Barrier Reef
  • Suspended matter
  • chlorophyll-a concentration
  • MODIS
  • GES DISC
Predicting productivity: Managing land from space
  • Biomass
  • MODIS
  • LP DAAC
Seeing climate through the lives of plants
  • Vegetation
  • MODIS
  • LP DAAC
  • ORNL DAAC
Arctic sea ice on the wane: Now what?
  • Brightness temperature
  • sea ice concentrations
  • snow depth over sea ice
  • Elevation
  • Reflectance
  • Backscatter
  • SMMR and SSM/I
  • AMSR-E
  • GLAS
  • SAR
  • ASF
  • NSIDC DAAC
Data more powerful than hurricanes
  • Wind speed
  • population
  • RADARSAT-1
  • U.S. Census Grids
  • ASF
  • SEDAC
On the trail of global pollution drift
  • Ozone
  • Carbon monoxide
  • TES
  • LaRC ASDC
Nature's contribution
  • Carbon monoxide
  • MOPITT
  • LaRC ASDC
Gridding the risks of natural disasters
  • population
  • natural disasters
  • Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis
  • SEDAC
Mapping the changing forests of Africa
  • Biomass
  • MODIS
  • LP DAAC

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2005

2005

SOP 2005 cover PDF

Title Parameter Data Type DAACs
Bloom or Bust: The Bond Between Fish and Phytoplankton
  • ocean color
  • Sea WiFS
  • MODIS
  • GES DISC
Making Waves in Tsunami Research
  • wave height change
  • JASON
  • TOPEX Poseidon
  • PO DAAC
Malaria by the Numbers
  • global urban rural mapping
  • Gridded Population of the World
  • SEDAC
Cloudy with a Chance of Drizzle
  • actinoform cloud formation and complexity
  • MISR
  • LaRC ASDC
Riding the Permafrost Express
  • surface soil freeze and thaw
  • SSM/I
  • AMSR-E
  • NSIDC DAAC
A Rainforest Divided
  • effects of land use changes
  • Forest fragment grids
  • ORNL DAAC
Checking Earth's Vital Signs
  • global ecosystem health
  • Gridded Population of the World
  • SEDAC
SPoRTscast
  • hyper-accurate weather forecasting
  • GOES
  • GOES-R
  • MODIS
  • NPOESS
  • AMSR-E
  • AIRS
  • GHRC
In Search of Martian Craters
  • geography of Martian craters
  • THEMIS
  • ASTER
  • LP DAAC
Matter in Motion: Earth's Changing Gravity
  • gravity variations
  • GRACE
  • PO DAAC
Silent Signals
  • ground movement and deformation
  • InSAR
  • GPS
  • ASF
War on Hunger
  • Identify hunger
  • Gridded Population of the World
  • SEDAC

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2004

2004

SOP 2004 cover

Title Parameter Data Type DAACs
Seeing the City for the Trees
  • urban land cover
  • ATLAS Landsat
  • MODIS Spectral Mixture Analysis
  • LP DAAC
  • SEDAC
Stirring up Life
  • cyclones and phytoplankton production
  • SeaWiFS
  • QuikSCAT
  • GES DISC
  • PO DAAC
The Flood Hunters
  • flood maps and long-term trends
  • ERS-I
  • MODIS
  • QuikSCAT
  • SRTM
  • GES DISC
  • PO DAAC
Clouds from a Different Angle
  • cloud cover and climate
  • CERES
  • TRMM
From the Ground Up
  • land-atmosphere exchanges
  • MODIS
  • FLUXNET
  • LP DAAC
  • ORNL DAAC
Mayan Mysteries
  • sustainable use of the landscape
  • Landsat
  • Gridded Population of the World
  • GHRC
Sensing Remote Volcanoes
  • global
  • MODVOLC
  • MODIS
  • SAR
  • InSAR
  • ASTER
  • SRTM
  • AVHRR
  • ASF
  • GES DISC
  • LP DAAC
Sizing up the Earth's Glaciers
  • inventory of Earth's glaciers
  • ASTER
  • LP DAAC
  • NSIDC DAAC
Life in Icy Waters
  • polynyas and Antarctica
  • SSN/I
  • SeaWiFS
  • MODIS
  • CZCS
  • GES DISC
  • NSIDC DAAC
Breakup of the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf
  • breakup of Arctic ice shelf
  • RADARSAT
  • SAR
  • ASF

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2003

2003
Title Parameter Data Type DAACs
Denali's Fault
  • earthquake deformation
  • InSAR
  • SAR
  • ERS-1& 2
  • RADARSAT-1
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • ASF
Little Islands, Big Wake
  • ocean currents
  • circulation patterns
  • Hawaii
  • QuikSCAT
  • TRMM
  • TOPEX Poseidon
  • GES DISC
  • PO DAAC
Land Matters
  • climate modeling
  • Satellite Imagery Field Observation
  • GES DISC
  • NSIDC DAAC
Double Vision
  • ocean surface
  • Jason-1
  • SEASAT
  • TOPEX Poseidon
  • PO DAAC
The Incredible Glowing Algae
  • phytoplankton fluorescence
  • CZCS
  • MODIS
  • Sea WiFS
  • GES DISC
Squeezing Water from Rock
  • liquefaction
  • MISR
  • LaRC ASDC
Lightning Spies
  • storm life cycles
  • LIS
  • TRMM
  • ALTUS II
  • GHRC
Vanishing Ice
  • Arctic oscillation
  • NIMBUS-7
  • SMMR
  • DMSP
  • SSM/I
  • NSIDC DAAC
Flame and Flood
  • fire scars
  • ASTER
  • Local population grid
  • LP DAAC
The Human Footprint
  • impact of human activity
  • Mapping global human impact as well as wilderness areas
  • SEDAC
The Road to Recovery
  • carbon cycle
  • FLUXNET
  • MODIS
  • ORNL DAAC

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2002

2002
Title Parameter Data Type DAACs
Tracking Clouds
  • cloud motion and wind measurements
  • MISR
  • GOES-W
  • LaRC ASDC
Dropping in on a Hurricane
  • hurricane formation and structure
  • NCAR Vaisala GPS
  • GHRC
Teaching Old Data New Tricks
  • global climate studies
  • NSCAT
  • CSP
  • RADARSAT SAR
  • PO DAAC
Space-Based Ice Sight
  • radar mapping of Antarctica
  • RADARSAT-1
  • SAR
  • InSAR
  • ASF
Hunting Dangerous Algae from Space
  • algal bloom (red tide)
  • SeaWiFS
  • MODIS
  • AVHRR
  • GES DISC
Fragment of its Former Shelf
  • ice shelves and surface melt ponds
  • AVHRR
  • MODIS
  • NSIDC DAAC
Fiery Temperament
  • fire emission detection and vegetation mapping
  • MODIS
  • AirMISER
  • CORONA
  • LaRC ASDC
  • LP DAAC
  • ORNL DAAC
Hantavirus Risk Maps
  • disease risk
  • Landsat
  • Population Grid
  • LP DAAC
Scientist for a Day
  • surface data collection by elementary students
  • AVHRR
  • MODIS
  • NSIDC DAAC
Domes of Destruction
  • volcanic domes
  • ASTER
  • LP DAAC
Tais that Bind
  • changing language and water resource patterns
  • Population Grid GIS
  • LP DAAC
  • SEDAC

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2001

2001
Title Parameter Data Type DAACs
When Land Slides
  • geohazard assessment
  • Landsat
  • RADARSAT-1
  • InSAR
  • RM
  • SAR
  • SRTM
  • ERS
  • ASF
New Light on Ice Motion
  • Antarctic topography and ice history
  • MODIS
  • Landsat
  • AVHRR
  • NSIDC DAAC
Clouds in the Balance
  • cloud vertical structure and radiation balance
  • CERES
  • ERBS
  • SAGE-II
  • LaRC ASDC
A View From Above
  • carbon exchange between forests and atmosphere
  • SVAT
  • FLUXNET
  • MODIS
  • EROS
  • ORNL DAAC
Well Grounded
  • MODIS land validation project.
  • MODIS
  • Landsat7
  • TM
  • ETM+
  • SPOT
  • AVHRR
  • ISIN
  • ORNL DAAC
Measure for Measure
  • coastal populations and sea level rise
  • GPW
  • MISRE
  • Digital Elevation Model
  • SEDAC
Life on the Brink
  • population distributions near volcanoes
  • Active Volcano Database
  • GPW
  • SEDAC
Location, Location, Location
  • distribution of wealth
  • GPW. GIS. GNP
  • SEDAC
In the Eyewall of the Storm
  • hurricane tracking and intensification
  • EDOP
  • MACAWS
  • GHRC
From the Dust Bowl to the Sahel
  • drought and desertification
  • GES DISC
When the Dust Settles
  • African dust transport and marine species declines
  • SeaWiFS
  • TOMS
  • Landsat-7
  • GES DISC
Forecasting Fury
  • hurricane detection
  • GOES
  • SeaWiFS
  • ERS-2
  • QuikSCAT
Where Frogs Live
  • hyperspectral mapping of amphibian populations
  • TOMS
  • ENVI
  • GIS
  • GES DISC
New Tools for Diplomacy
  • remote sensing use in international law.
  • TIROS-1
  • Landsat
  • EOS
  • Terra
  • Aqua
  • SPOT
  • SEDAC

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2000

2000
Title Parameter Data Type DAACs
The universal language of HDF-EOS
  • standard file format for satellite data
  • HDF-EOS
  • NSIDC DAAC
Frozen Soils and the Climate System
  • frozen ground and ecosystem productivity
  • EASE-Grid
  • NSIDC DAAC
Disintegration of the Ninnis Glacier Tongue
  • Antarctic sea ice
  • SAR
  • AVHRR
  • JERS-1
  • Landsat
  • NSIDC DAAC
Volcanoes and Climate Change
  • volcanic aerosols and climate change
  • SAGE II
  • UARS
  • GES DISC
  • LaRC ASDC
Polynyas, CO2, and Diatoms in the Southern Ocean
  • polynyas and phytoplankton
  • CZCS
  • GES DISC
  • NSIDC DAAC
Perspective on Plants
  • MODIS and land management
  • MODIS
  • PSN
  • NPP
  • LAI/FPAR
Stars, Clouds, Crops
  • agriculture and El Niño
  • TOVS
  • SAGE II
  • ISCCP
  • GES DISC
  • LaRC ASDC
Climate Clues in the Ice
  • sea ice thinning
  • SMMR
  • SMM/I
  • NSIDC DAAC
Illuminating Photosynthesis in the Arabian Sea
  • oceanic seasonal cycles and phytoplankton
  • CZCS
  • TOMS
  • GES DISC
Human Impact on the Mojave
  • disturbance to desert ecosystems
  • Landsat-5
  • AVIRIS
  • AVHRR
  • Landsat-7
Snow and Ice Extent
  • sea ice
  • NISE
  • NSIDC DAAC

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1999

1999
Title Parameter Data Type DAACs
Distributed Oceanographic Data System
  • Intelligent data interfaces
  • DODS
  • IDL
  • HDF-EOS
  • PO DAAC
The Mercury System and the Search for Earth Science Data
  • new data search tool
  • EDG
  • ORNL DAAC

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1998

1998
Title Parameter ata Type DAACs
The NOAA/NASA Pathfinder Program
  • data management standards
The UARS Cornucopia: A Legacy of Research
  • atmosphere
  • UARS
On a Clear Day
  • albedo
  • ERBE
  • TIROS
  • CERES
  • LaRC ASDC
Shadows of Doubt: Modeling Cloud Effects
  • cloud effects
  • WFOV
  • CMATRIX
  • LaRC ASDC
Hurricane Field Studies
  • hurrican forecasting
  • CAMEX-3
  • GHRC
Lovely, Dark and Deep
  • ocean mixing
  • TOPEX Poseidon
  • PO DAAC
Ice and Sky
  • open water in polar ice
  • RADARSAT SAR
  • ASF
Overcoming Data Incompatibility
  • data management
  • DODS
  • PO DAAC
Virtual Data Center
  • Virtual domain application data center
  • VDADC
Effects of Emissions on Climate Change
  • human-caused climate change
  • CIESIN
  • SEDAC
A New Paradigm for Managing Data and Information
  • web-based data system
  • LBA-E
  • ORNL DAAC
Equal Area Scalable Earth Grid: A Move Toward Data Mapping Standards
  • EASE-Grid
  • AVHRR
  • NSIDC DAAC
Eye on the Sun
  • solar energy
  • UARS SOLSTICE

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1997

1997
Title Parameter Data Type DAACs
China Dimensions
  • Chinese demography
  • CIESIN
  • SEDAC
Carbon Conundrum
  • atmospheric carbon dioxide
  • AVHRR
Growing Data
  • arctic vegetation
  • AVHRR
UARS: A Model Data Set
  • mesosphere
  • UARS
Outer Limits
  • upper atmosphere
  • UARS
River Seasons
  • Amazon River system
  • passive microwave radiometers
  • ORNL DAAC
Questioning Convection
  • climate model accuracy
  • ERBE
  • LaRC ASDC
Blanket of Clouds
  • albedo
  • SAGE II
  • ARESE
  • LaRC ASDC
Upper Crust
  • sea ice melt and krill
  • SSM/I
  • SSMR
  • NSIDC DAAC
Eye on the Ocean
  • ocean monitoring system
  • TOPEX Poseidon
On Thin Ice
  • lake ice
  • DMSP
  • SSM/I
  • EASE-Grid
  • NSIDC DAAC
Snow Sleuths
  • snow pack
  • BOREAS
  • ORNL DAAC
The Dirt on Carbon
  • carbon flux and permafrost melt
  • BOREAS
  • ORNL DAAC
RAMPing Up
  • Antarctica imagery and mapping
  • RAMP
  • NSIDC DAAC
Melt-down
  • Greenland ice sheet
  • SEASAT
  • NSCAT
  • ERS
  • SSM/I
  • SSMR
  • NSIDC DAAC
Glacier Power
  • education
  • SAR
  • ASF
Critical Chemistry
  • Ozone
  • GTE
  • LaRC ASDC

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1996

1996
Title Parameter Data Type DAACs
The Color of Disease
  • harmful algal blooms
  • infectious disease
  • CZCS
Data Made Easy
  • software development
  • SAR
  • RIVA
  • ASF
Snowlines over Kathmandu
  • snow cover
  • monsoons
  • DMSP/OLS
  • DEM
  • NSIDC DAAC
Reckoning with Winds
  • typhoons and monsoons
  • NSCAT
  • PO DAAC
Silvus Borealis
  • carbon flux
  • BOREAS
  • ORNL DAAC
Fish in the Trees
  • Amazon flood patterns
  • SAR
  • ASF
A Model Quest
  • hydrologic models
  • WATFLOOD
  • LP DAAC
Laying the Groundwork
  • land cover
  • PAL
Highs and Lows of Temperature
  • global climate change
  • MSU
  • GHRC
A Burning Question
  • atmospheric aerosols
  • AVHRR
  • ERBE
  • LaRC ASDC
Clouds in a Clear Sky
  • water vapor dynamics
  • SAGE II
  • LaRC ASDC
Data in a Flash
  • lightning detection
  • OTD
  • MSU
Fire and Ice
  • Greenland ice sheet
  • SSM/I
  • SSMR
  • NSIDC DAAC
Grasslands Initiative
  • net primary productivity
  • GPPDI
  • ORNL DAAC
Polar Paradox
  • polar sea ice
  • SSM/I
  • SSMR
  • NSIDC DAAC
Visions of a Cloudy Continent
  • Antarctica imagery and mapping
  • AVHRR
  • Landsat
  • LP DAAC
Through a Glass Darkly: Envisioning Ocean Heat Budget
  • atmospheric-ocean heat flux
  • TOPEX/Poseidon
  • PO DAAC
Crime and Work
  • demography
  • PUMS
  • SEDAC

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1995

1995
Title Parameter Data Type DAACs
The Human Equation
  • human factors
  • climate change
  • Global Population Database
  • SEDAC
The Magic of Water
  • soil moisture
  • ISLSCP
"But the winds . . . but the spaces . . ."
  • intraseasonal oscillation
  • ISCCP
  • LaRC ASDC
Ice Happens
  • Arctic ice pack
  • RADARSAT SAR
  • ASF
At the Edge
  • Arctic sea ice
  • SSM/I
  • SSMR
  • NSIDC DAAC
Phytoplankton and Polynyas
  • net primary productivity
  • Nimbus-7 SMMR
  • DMSP
  • SSM/I
  • NSIDC DAAC
Transcending Boundaries
  • net primary productivity
  • ISLSCP
Where Data Meet Models
  • climate models
  • AVHRR
  • SSM/I
  • ERBE
  • ISCCP
  • MODIS
  • MISR
  • ASTER
  • LaRC ASDC
Storm Census
  • mesoscale convective systems
  • SSM/I
Sowing the Seeds of Change?
  • land use change
  • AVHRR
  • LP DAAC
El Niño or Not?
  • Pacific warming event
  • TOPEX/Poseidon
  • ERS-1
  • visibl- infrared radiometer
  • SSM/I
  • PO DAAC
Oceanography Findings Make Waves
  • oceanic Rossby waves
  • TOPEX/Poseidon
  • ERS-1
  • Geosat
  • PO DAAC
Rising above Tide Gauges
  • sea level rise
  • TOPEX/Poseidon
  • PO DAAC
Back from the Field
  • land surface hydrology
  • Precipitation
  • FIFE
  • ORNL DAAC

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