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The AGU Fall Meeting is held annually in San Francisco, CA.  Nearly 24,000 attendees are expected this year.  Hashtag #AGU14 on Twitter.
Dec 11, 2014 - Presentations from the GES DISC at 2014 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

Precipitation, CO2, CH4, Temperature, Humidity, Land Data, Informatics, Data Preservation, Data Recipes, and Education will be discussed

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Factors that may have contributed to an August 2014 bloom of toxic phytoplankton in Lake Erie were examined in a Giovanni Online Workshop presentation.
Dec 04, 2014 - Read the October-November 2014 issue of The Giovanni News

Newsletter includes links to recordings of live presentations given at the recent Giovanni workshop

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Julius Akinyoola provided this time-series of daily MODIS aerosol optical depth over Nigeria in 2012 for his workshop poster.
Dec 01, 2014 - The 2nd Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop – Presentation Recordings are Online

Access to all of the live presentation recordings is now available

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MODIS-Aqua chlorophyll concentrations in the Pacific Equatorial Upwelling Zone, November 9-16, 2014.  Arrow indicates a "Tehuantepec Wind" mixing event signature.
Dec 10, 2014 - Effects of the “Almost El Niño” of 2014 on Phytoplankton Chlorophyll Concentrations in the Pacific Equatorial Upwelling

Changes in the Equatorial Pacific affect phytoplankton growth and concentration

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Image acquired by MODIS-Terra on April 23, 2014, as a massive dust storm covered much of China.
May 14, 2014 - April dust storm surges through China from the Taklimakan Desert

2014 dust outbreak moves from the Tibetan Plateau to the Pacific coast

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CarbonTracker (carbontracker.noaa.gov) xCO2 column average over the entire atmospheric column for the year 2010.
Feb 06, 2014 - Satellite observations of carbon dioxide: Why are they important; and what CO2 data from different NASA missions tell us

NASA GES DISC provides access to current satellite archive of atmospheric CO2 data while awaiting launch of OCO-2

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September 2014 global surface temperature differences from the 2003-2014 average September temperature, as measured by NASA’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on the Aqua satellite.
Nov 14, 2014 - September 2014 was the warmest-ever September
Comparison to AIRS average September temperatures shows warmer and colder regions
 
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