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The Earth Observer: Mar - Apr, 2020

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s CornerFront Cover
  • Symposium Summary
  • Symposium on Earth Science and Applications from Space with Special Guest Michael Freilich4
  • Meeting/Workshop Summaries
  • Summary of the 2019 South/Southeast Asia Research Initiative Land Cover Land Use Change Regional Science Meeting19
  • Summary of the 2019 GRACE and GRACE Follow-On Science Team Meeting27
  • Summary of the 2019 NASA Atmospheric Sounding Community Activities32
  • In The News
  • NASA Selects New Instrument to Continue Key Climate Record36
  • Arctic Ice Melt Is Changing Ocean Currents37
  • NASA Satellites Help Forecast Yellowstone Wildlife Migration38
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News40
  • Calendar Note and Acronym List43

Editor’s Corner
Steve Platnick
EOS Senior Project Scientist

As of this writing, the world is in the midst of a pandemic caused by the current novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Society is engaging in an unprecedented experiment in extreme social and physical distancing in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus. With health and safety of paramount concern, all NASA facilities are currently at Stage 3 or Stage 4 of a four-stage Response Framework.1 Stage 4 is the maximum level of response with mandatory telework for the vast majority of personnel as facilities are closed to all but essential activities necessary to protect life and critical infrastructure. Note that Earth science mission operations are considered essential.

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