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The Earth Observer: Nov - Dec, 2021

Volume 33, Issue 6

In This Issue

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  • Feature Articles
  • Getting Maximum IMPACT from Earth Science Data4
  • NASA Participates in United Nations Climate Change Conference10
  • Meeting Summaries
  • Partnerships, Co-Production, and Transdisciplinary Science: The 2021 PACE Applications Workshop14
  • Summary of the Seventh DSCOVR EPIC and NISTAR Science Team Meeting24
  • In The News
  • Global Climate Change Impact on Crops Expected Within 10 Years, NASA Study Finds32
  • NASA, ESA Partnership Releases Platform for Open-Source Science in the Cloud34
  • Instruments in the Sea and Sky: NASA’s S-MODE Mission Kicks Off First Deployment35
  • Kudos
  • Jack Kaye Receives 2021 Presidential Rank Award36
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News37
  • Earth Science Meeting and Workshop Calendar39

The Editor’s Corner
Steve Platnick
EOS Senior Project Scientist


As reported in our last issue, Landsat 9 launched September 27, 2021, and is now completing its on-orbit checkout period.1 The joint NASA–USGS Landsat 9 mission carries two instruments that capture land and coastal imagery: the Operational Land Imager 2 (OLI-2), which detects visible, near-infrared, and shortwave-infrared light in nine spectral bands; and the Thermal Infrared Sensor 2 (TIRS-2), which detects thermal radiation in two bands.2 These instruments will provide Landsat 9 users with essential information about crop health, irrigation use, water quality, wildfire severity, deforestation, glacial retreat, urban expansion, and more.

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