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The Earth Observer: Nov - Dec, 2020

Volume 32, Issue 6

In This Issue

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  • Feature Article
  • CubeSats and Their Roles in NASA’s Earth Science Investigations5
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • Leveraging Science to Advance Society: The 2020 PACE Applications Workshop18
  • ICESat–2 Mission Update and Virtual 2020 Science Team Meeting Highlights27
  • Summary of NASA’s Terrestrial Hydrology Program 2020 Snow Virtual Meeting31
  • Summary of the Sixth DSCOVR EPIC and NISTAR Science Team Meeting 39
  • In The News
  • Beating Back the Tides45
  • NASA Funds Projects to Make Geosciences Data More Accessible48
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News49
  • Earth Science Meeting and Workshop Calendar51
  • Announcement
  • AGU 2020 Medal, Award, and Prize Recipients and Fellows Include Three NASA Earth Scientists51

The Editor’s Corner
Steve Platnick
EOS Senior Project Scientist

In a year marred by the pandemic (nine months and counting of telework for most NASA employees as of this writing) and other converging crises, it is a welcome respite to close out our final issue of the year reporting on the flawless launch of the joint U.S.–European1 Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich mission on November 21, 2020, from Vandenberg Air Force Base aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.