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June 2013 Nuggets

Posted on July 5, 2013 - 3:18 PM CDT

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June 2013 Earth Forum Nuggets may be found at /post/5504

1. Digital Earth Watch (DEW) - Watershed Watch
STEM Summer program for Minority Undergraduates

• Collaboration with Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education at Elizabeth City State University, NC and University of New Hampshire
• DEW created tools
• Students measured forest canopy cover, created NDVI values

Annette Schloss (

2. Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) and Iowa Flood Studies
Ground validation field campaign to improve satellite retrievals of rainfall
• Press release
• Google+ Hangout hosted by NASA Goddard 80 viewers live, 1,198 on youtube
• CoCoRaHS-webinar 85 attendees in citizen science program w/rain gauges
• Campaign Blog on Earth Observatory

Ellen Gray ( and Dorian Janney (

3. GPS and "Earth to Sky" collaboration
National Park and Fish and Wildlife Interpreters collaborate with GPM E/PO on understanding Earth's water cycle
• Participants included: Everglades National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Devil's Postpile National Monument, Shenandoah national Park and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

Dorian Janney (

4. Polar Science Weekend
Celebrating an 8-year partnership
• Featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Witness the Arctic
• An annual 4-day event with hands-on activities lead by scientists
• The Polar Science Center at the University of Washington and the Pacific Science Center

Harry Stern (