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The Earth Observer: Sep - Oct, 2018

Volume 30, Issue 5

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s CornerFront Cover
  • Feature Article
  • ICESat-2: Measuring the Height of Ice from Space4
  • NASA’s DEVELOP Program Recognizes 20 Years of Science Serving Society11
  • Meeting Summaries
  • An Overview of USGS-NASA Landsat Science Team Activities During 201819
  • 2018 CLARREO Science Definition Team Meeting Summary27
  • Summary of the Third Surface Water and Ocean Topography Science Team Meeting31
  • Summary of the 2018 NASA LCLUC–SARI International Regional Science Meeting35
  • Summary of 2018 ASTER Science Team Meeting42
  • In The News
  • NASA Assists in Efforts to Contain California Wildfires47
  • Expedition Probes Ocean’s Smallest Organisms for Climate Answers49
  • NASA Investment in Cholera Forecasts Helps Save Lives in Yemen51
  • Announcement
  • Congratulations to AGU and AMS Award Winners!18
  • Fall AGU Comes to DC—Come EXPLORE NASA Science!52
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News53
  • Science Calendars55

Editor’s Corner
Steve Platnick
EOS Senior Project Scientist

Continuing a busy year of launches for NASA’s Earth Science Division,1 the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 6:02 AM PDT (9:02 AM EDT) on September 15, aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket—the final launch of the Delta II. About 75 minutes after launch, ground stations in Svalbard, Norway acquired signals from the spacecraft.