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The Earth Observer: Nov - Dec, 2017

Volume 29, Issue 6

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s CornerFront Cover
  • Feature Articles
  • GOES-16: The First in a New Generation of Geostationary Satellites4
  • GLOBE Observer: Citizen Science in Support of Earth System Science15
  • Meeting Summaries
  • First TROPICS Applications Workshop Meeting Summary22
  • Summary of the Twentieth OMI Science Team Meeting26
  • CERES Science Team Meeting Summary29
  • Summary of the LANCE User Working Group Meeting34
  • Summary of the 2017 LCLUC-SARI International Science Meeting40
  • In The News
  • New Insights From OCO-2 Showcased in Science48
  • China’s Sulfur Dioxide Emissions Drop, India’s Grow Over Last Decade50
  • NASA’s Living Planet Campaign52
  • Announcements
  • SAGE III-ISS Makes First Public Data Release21
  • Darrel Williams Receives 2017 Pecora Individual Award28
  • OCO-2 Level-2, Build 8 Data Now Publicly Available49
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News53
  • Science Calendars55

Editor’s Corner

Steve Platnick
EOS Senior Project Scientist

The year 2017 is ending with a flourish of activity for NASA Earth Science. I am very pleased to report the successful launch of the first Joint Polar Satellite System mission (JPSS-1) that lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 1:47 AM Pacific Standard Time on November 18, 2017, onboard a Delta-II rocket. JPSS-1, the first of four planned spacecraft in the program, continues almost all of the observations that...