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Earth Right Now Briefing - February 26, 2015

Over the past 12 months NASA has added five missions to its orbiting Earth-observing fleet – the biggest one-year increase in more than a decade. NASA scientists will discuss early observations from the new missions and their current status during a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 26.

New views of global carbon dioxide, rain and snowfall, ocean winds, and aerosol particles in the atmosphere will be presented during the briefing.

The teleconference panelists are:
Peg Luce, deputy director of the Earth Science Division in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Headquarters, Washington
Gail Skofronick-Jackson, GPM project scientist, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
Ralph Basilio, Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 project manager, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
Bryan Stiles, ISS-RapidScat science processing lead, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Matthew McGill, Cloud Aerosol Transport System (CATS) principal investigator, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

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Patrick Lynch (Wyle Information Systems): Lead Writer
Matthew R. Radcliff (USRA): Producer
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Producer
Swarupa Nune (InuTeq): Technical Support
Gail Skofronick Jackson (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Matthew McGill (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Alex Kekesi (GST): Visualizer
Kel Elkins (USRA): Visualizer
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