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The Earth Observer: Nov - Dec, 2019

Volume 31, Issue 6

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s Corner Front Cover
  • Feature Articles
  • Celebrating 20 Years of NASA's Earth Observatory4
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • Summary of the 2019 Aura Science Team Meeting9
  • Summary of the Fourth SWOT Science Team Meeting17
  • Summary of the 2019 NASA Weather and Air Quality Forecasting Workshop21
  • Summary of the Sixth GEDI Science Team Meeting27
  • In The News
  • NASA Study Shows Human Activities Are Drying Out the Amazon32
  • 2019 Ozone Hole Is the Smallest on Record Since Its Discovery34
  • NASA Views California’s Kincade Fire from Space36
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News 37
  • Science Calendars 39

Editor’s Corner
Steve Platnick
EOS Senior Project Scientist

Terra, the first of three EOS flagship missions (later joined by Aqua and Aura), celebrated the twentieth anniversary of its launch on December 18, 2019. Having long exceeded its expected design life of six years, Terra is a tremendous feat of engineering, continuing to collect valuable data used for scientific advancement and everyday applications.