The most recent issue of The Giovanni News, the quarterly newsletter about the GES DISC's Giovanni visualization and analysis system, is now available online on the Giovanni Newsletters page. This issue leads with an article about the Giovanni user images page, where the global Giovanni user community is invited to submit images and captions created with Giovanni for public examination and discussion.
Other articles in the newsletter include a description of the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) Giovanni interface, which provides data and atmospheric profiles for several different chemical species in the atmosphere. TES is an instrument on the Earth Observing System Aura satellite.
The Web site for the Applied Remote Sensing Education and Training (ARSET) resources, which utilize Giovanni, is also described in a feature article.
The perils and pluses of using NASA remote sensing data to search for volcanic ash clouds are described in the article "Eyjafjallajökull ash cloud ‘Image of the Day’: the back-story!", where a collaboration between the GES DISC and the NASA Earth Observatory resulted in an image supporting the critical (and criticized) decision to close airports in the United Kingdom due to volcanic ash in the atmosphere.
Finally, a short article helps users find the new Twitter feeds from the GES DISC, nasa_gesdisc and nasa_giovanni (which might have actually brought some readers to this news article!)
The Giovanni News, June 2010, Volume 3, Issue 2