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The Earth Observer: Sep - Oct, 2020

Volume 32, Issue 5

In This Issue

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  • Feature Article
  • Flying in the “Gap” Between Earth and Space: NASA’s Airborne Science Program4
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • Summary of the Second TROPICS Applications Workshop15
  • Summary of the 2019 SARI Sustainable Forestry in South Asia Meeting21
  • In The News
  • NASA Funds Eight New Projects Exploring Connections Between the Environment and COVID-1927
  • NASA Observations Aid Efforts to Track California’s Wildfire Smoke from Space 31
  • NASA-Led Study Reveals the Causes of Sea Level Rise Since 190034
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News36
  • Earth Science Meeting and Workshop Calendar39
  • Announcements
  • Data Pathfinders Link NASA Datasets with Users38
  • Michael H. Freilich Memorial Fund Established by OSU Foundation39

The Editor’s Corner
Steve Platnick
EOS Senior Project Scientist

Autumn is now upon us, and the COVID-19 pandemic continues. NASA has made some progress toward returning to in-person work, with NASA’s Johnson Space Center and Michoud Assembly Facility currently at Stage 2 on the agency’s four-stage framework. However, all other NASA facilities remain at Stage 3, where, with a few exceptions, only mission-essential personnel are allowed onsite. The vast majority of NASA’s workforce is still teleworking.