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NASA HAQAST Annual Summary of Artificial Light At Night from VIIRS/S-NPP at CONUS County and Census Tract Version 1 Product Released to Public

The Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) released the NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team (HAQAST) Annual Summary of Artificial Light At Night (ALAN) at CONUS County and Census Tract, Version 1 Product, from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) onboard the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) satellite.

HAQAST Mission Pages Published

Mission Pages for each of the current projects under the HAQAST program were published by the GES DISC. Links to the individual project Mission Pages are on the main HAQAST mission page

Norwood Farewell Tribute

Laura Rocchio (618/SSAI) wrote and posted a farewell tribute to Virginia T. Norwood (aka “The Mother of Landsat”) and timed a tweet release pointing to the tribute in coordination with MIT to announce her death. As of April 13, 2023, The Washington Post, The New York Times, NPR, and ABC-affiliate stations have all published obituaries for Norwood that rely heavily on Rocchio’s 2020 Norwood article for background information and a 2022 Norwood video created as a collaboration of the NASA Goddard Office of Communication and Landsat Outreach team, including Rocchio, Ginger Butcher (618/SSAI), and Ross Walter (618/SSAI).
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