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The Earth Observer: Nov - Dec, 2018

Volume 30, Issue 6

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s CornerFront Cover
  • Feature Article
  • A Report from the GEO-CAPE Air Quality Science Workshop and the Fourteenth Meeting of the CEOS AC-VC Working Group4
  • Summary of DSCOVR EPIC and NISTAR Science Team Meeting16
  • Meeting Summaries
  • Summary of the 2018 Vector-Borne and Water-Related Disease Workshop23
  • Summary of the Twenty-First OMI Science Team Meeting31
  • Summary of the Thirtieth CERES Science Team Meeting and 2018 Earth Radiation Budget Workshop35
  • In The News
  • NASA’s Terra Satellite Celebrates 100,000 Orbits40
  • Ozone Hole Modest Despite Optimum Conditions for Ozone Depletion42
  • With Thick Ice Gone, Arctic Sea Ice Changes More Slowly44
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News46
  • Science Calendars47

Editor’s Corner
Steve Platnick
EOS Senior Project Scientist

The NASA Earth Science Division capped off a busy year of successful launches with the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) instrument on SpaceX’s Commercial Resupply Mission 16. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying GEDI into orbit launched on December 5, 2018 from Cape Canaveral in Florida—see photo on page 34. Once deployed, the Dragon capsule orbited Earth for a little over 66 hours before it caught up with the International Space Station (ISS) on December 8, when Alexander Gerst, the station commander, captured the Dragon capsule using the Station’s robotic arm.

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