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The Earth Observer: Sep - Oct, 2017

Volume 29, Issue 5

In This Issue

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  • Editor’s CornerFront Cover
  • Feature Articles
  • NASA Provides Unique Views of the 2017 “Eclipse Across America”4
  • Terra Flips for Science18
  • Meeting Summaries
  • NASA Missions Working Together for Improved Atmospheric Data: ICESat-2 Convenes Joint Atmospheric Tutorial20
  • Second Surface Water and Ocean Topography Science Team Meeting26
  • ESIP in 2017: Strengthening the Ties between Observations and User Communities31
  • Summary of the MERRA-2 Applications Workshop35
  • Summary of the Spring 2017 NASA Land-Cover and Land-Use Change Science Team Meeting39
  • Summary of the 2017 South/Southeast Asia Research Initiative Agricultural Workshop44
  • In The News
  • RAVAN CubeSat Measures Earth’s Outgoing Energy50
  • NASA/UCI Find Evidence of Sea Level “Fingerprints”51
  • A Menacing Line of Hurricanes52
  • Announcements
  • Storytelling and More: NASA Science at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting17
  • Publication of Landsat Legacy Book Set for November30
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News53
  • Science Calendars55

Editor’s Corner
Steve Platnick
EOS Senior Project Scientist

This has been a period where the natural world has taken center stage, and NASA has been there, providing unique views. On August 21, 2017, much of North America was treated to a solar eclipse. NASA Television broadcasted the event live from locations all along the path of totality (from Lincoln City, OR to Charleston, SC). The eclipse presented opportunities for unique science observations—including observations related to Earth science. For an immersive account of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse experience, including a summary of NASA Television’s “Eclipse Across America” coverage, perspectives from...

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