The subject of the cover is NOAA Science On a SphereTM with imagery from some of the many data sets that can be displayed on its 3D surface. If you wish, before reading the descriptions below, see if you can identify each of the data sets displayed on the spheres. The answers...
Did you see two more spheres?
On the hardcopy cover there are two additional spheres, a bright orange ball that is a high-resolution, though small, display of Mars topographical data, and... the NOAA logo!
NOAA Science On a SphereTM features many other images of Earth as well as NASA images of the Sun, Moon, and Mars. Many of the cover images originated from NOAA line offices, with specific help from NESDIS (National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service), OAR (Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research), and NWS (National Weather Service). The plate tectonics image came from ARC Science Simulations of Loveland, CO, and Ron Blakely at the Department of Geology, Northern Arizona University.
The cover image was created by Paula McCaslin with assistance from David Himes.
The cloud images in the top banner, viewed in all sections of FSL in Review 2002 2003, as well as in the individual banners for each section, were provided by Joe Golden, Will von Dauster, John Osborn, Scott Shevey, and the NOAA Photo Library.
The editor of FSL in Review 2002 2003, Nita Fullerton, wishes to thank all who assisted in creating graphics for this report, especially Paula McCaslin.
Special appreciation also goes to Susan Carsten, who assisted with desktop publishing and proofreading; Will von Dauster, who provided most of the photos;
and John Osborn, who prepared the document for the Internet.
FSL in Review
Accomplishments for 2002
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