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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 (Annette_schloss@unh.edu)

2. Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) and Iowa Flood Studies
Ground validation field campaign to improve satellite retrievals of rainfall
• Press release http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GPM/news/iowa-ground-campaign-floods.html
• Google+ Hangout hosted by NASA Goddard http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV30ZwSqD4Y 80 viewers live, 1,198 on youtube
• CoCoRaHS-webinar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJmMDo94wlc 85 attendees in citizen science program w/rain gauges
• Campaign Blog on Earth Observatory http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/fromthefield/category/iowa-flood-studies/

Ellen Gray (ellen.t.gray@nasa.gov) and Dorian Janney (dorian.w.janney@nasa.gov)

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 (dorian.w.janney@nasa.gov)

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 (harry@apl.washington.edu)

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