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The Earth Observer: Mar - Apr, 2022

Volume 34, Issue 2

In This Issue

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  • Feature Article
  • NASA Earth Science Data: A Valuable New Commodity for America’s Farmers4
  • Meeting Summaries
  • Summary of the First NASA Open Source Science for the Earth System Observatory Mission Science Data Processing Workshop11
  • In The News
  • NASA Is Helping Fly Drones in the Arctic. Here’s What That Means for Sea Ice and Sea Level Change16
  • Sea Level to Rise up to a Foot by 2050, Interagency Report Finds18
  • New Space-Based Weather Instruments Start Gathering Data19
  • Announcement
  • Step Into NASA Science Via NASA’s Virtual Exhibit Platform17
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News21
  • Earth Science Meeting and Workshop Calendar23

The Editor’s Corner
Steve Platnick
EOS Senior Project Scientist

Despite all the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the past two years—including at NASA Centers—the agency’s fleet of Earth observing satellites have continued their observations of our home planet without disruption. This achievement is a tribute to the resiliency of our NASA and contractor workforce. Maintaining long-term continuity of measurements is vitally important to study changes in climate. There are updates to share on two of these long-running datasets: sea level height and solar irradiance.