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Dr.Christa Peters-Lidard
Dr. Christa D. Peters-Lidard is the Deputy Director for Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences in the Earth Sciences Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. She graduated with a B.S. in Geophysics and a minor in Mathematics, and went on to earn her M.A. and Ph.D. from the Water Resources Program. Her research interests include land-atmosphere interactions, soil moisture measurement and modeling, and the application of high performance computing and communications technologies in Earth system modeling.

Eric Brown De Colstoun
Dr. Eric Brown de Colstoun is a Physical Scientist in the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA/GSFC. His expertise in the field of remote sensing is varied, having used data collected at local to continental and global spatial scales, with a variety of instrumentation. Currently, his research interests include the study of various aspects of land cover, land use, and land cover/use change from the Landsat satellite, as well as the consequences of these changes on the Earth. He is currently leading a project to map global urbanization from Landsat data for the first time.

Dorian Janney
Dorian Janney is a NASA Education/Communications Specialist with the GPM science team. She taught across all grade levels during her 33-year tenure as a classroom teacher, and holds her NBPTC in Science/Early Adolescence. An NSTA member for over 25 years, she enjoyed being a NSTA Learning Center online advisor for several years before joining NASA.

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