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The Earth Observer: Sep - Oct, 2019

Volume 31, Issue 5

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s Corner Front Cover
  • Feature Articles
  • SHADOZ at 20 Years: Achievements of a Strategic Ozonesonde Network4
  • Remembering Apollo from an Earthly Point of View: NASA Celebrates Fiftieth Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing16
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • Summary of the Fiftieth ASTER Science Team Meeting21
  • Summary of the Spring 2019 NASA Land-Cover and Land-Use Change Science Team Meeting28
  • Summary of the USFS–NASA Joint Applications Workshop on Satellite Data for Natural Resource Management33
  • Summary of the First NASA Harvest Conference38
  • Summary of the 2019 Earth Science Technology Forum44
  • In The News
  • Philippine Airborne Campaign Targets Weather, Climate Science47
  • NASA Studies How Arctic Wildfires Change the World50
  • An Inside Look at Hurricane Dorian from a Mini Satellite52
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News 53
  • Science Calendars 55

Editor's Corner
Steve Platnick
EOS Senior Project Scientist

The coming of autumn has yielded a harvest of NASA Earth Science activity for us to report on, with missions at all stages of their life cycle–some coming to an end, some still going strong, some in development.

After 11 successful years, the joint NASA–CNES Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM), or Jason-2, stopped collecting science data on October 1, 2019, due to aging-related issues. Final decommissioning operations were...