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Our knowledge of the earth’s ecosystems has been dramatically advanced by observations from space. NASA now has a suite of satellites observing our atmosphere, oceans and weather systems. Many of these satellites are built and operated nearby, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Deborah Vane, our featured speaker for this Friday, October 9, has worked on the Mars Viking Lander Mission Imaging Team, and has served as Scientific Assistant for the JPL Chief Scientist. As mission manager for Cloudsat, she has been involved with climate observations from space. At this Friday’s meeting, she will tell us how these observations are helping us to better understand our planet’s climate–and its potential for change in the coming years.