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The Earth Observer: May - Jun, 2020

Volume 32, Issue 3

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s CornerFront Cover
  • Feature Article
  • Earth Day at Home with NASA4
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • Summary of the 2019 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting13
  • Summary of the Joint Workshop on Emerging Technologies and Methods in Earth Observation for Operational Agricultural Monitoring18
  • Announcement
  • Tutorial Video: Getting Started with NASA Worldview 25
  • In The News
  • NASA’s ICESat-2 Measures Arctic Ocean’s Sea Ice Thickness, Snow Cover26
  • NASA Space Laser Missions Map 16 Years of Ice Sheet Loss28
  • NASA Funds Four Research Projects on COVID-19 Impacts30
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News32
  • Calendar Notice35

Editor’s Corner
Steve Platnick
EOS Senior Project Scientist

The pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 continues, as well as efforts to contain the spread of the virus. Some NASA facilities have relaxed from Stage 4 of the agency response framework to Stage 3 (there are four stages, with Stage 1 being the lowest response level).1 As mentioned in the previous editorial, some consequences from reduced business activity are significant enough to be observed from space. In that sense, the COVID-19 outbreak has provided a laboratory giving scientists an unprecedented opportunity to research the many changes this unique situation has created.