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Earth Sciences Remembers Dr. Franco Einaudi

Photo of Franco EinaudiWe are sad to announce the loss of Dr. Franco Einaudi who passed away on December 10, 2020. Dr. Einaudi served as the Director of the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Division from 2000 to 2010 after joining Goddard in 1987 and serving in several prior leadership positions. He is remembered with respect and admiration across the Division.

His obituary can be found online here.

Lau Elected Fellow of the AAAS

Dr. William K.M. Lau (GSFC Emeritus and former Deputy Director for Atmospheres) was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): "For profound contributions to the understanding of atmospheric low frequency oscillations, monsoon dynamics, aerosol-monsoon interaction, and hydroclimate variability and change, through original data analysis and modeling.”

2020 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers

Several 610 researchers were named to the annual list identifying scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% of citations for their field and year of publication. Congratulations to Matthew Rodell (610), Gregory Faluvegi (611/CU), Alexei Lyapustin (613), Joanna Joiner (614), Jeffrey Masek (618), Douglas Morton (618), Benjamin Poulter (618), and Eric Vermote (619) for being named to this year's list.
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The Earth Sciences Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center plans, organizes, evaluates, and implements a broad program of research on our planet's natural systems and processes. Major focus areas include climate change, severe weather, the atmosphere, the oceans, sea ice and glaciers, and the land surface.

To study the planet from the unique perspective of space, the Earth Science Division develops and operates remote-sensing satellites and instruments. We analyze observational data from these spacecraft and make it available to the world's scientists. Our Education and Public Outreach efforts raise public awareness of the Division's research and its benefits to society.

For further information, data, research, and other resources, see Earth Sciences Research.

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