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2021 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), Ben Cook (611), Alex Ruane (611), Alexei Lyapustin (613), Joanna Joiner (614), Douglas Morton (618), Benjamin Poulter (618), and Eric Vermote (619) for being named to this year's list.

FIRMS Leads Agency Website Traffic

NASA’s Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS), led by Diane Davies (619/SSAI), was the most visited NASA website July 29–30, 2021. FIRMS which is part of NASA’s Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE), and managed by LANCE MODIS/MODAPS, is being used to track wildfires and smoke across the US and Canada. In January, NASA and the U.S. Forest Service launched a new instance of FIRMS, specifically for the US and Canada. This new system, FIRMS US/Canada expands the existing active fire mapping capabilities with additional map layers ownership boundaries, fire danger ratings and incident reports. The FIRMS US/Canada also appeared in the top 10 most viewed NASA websites. Key team members include Otmar Olsina (619/GST) and Greg Ederer (619/GST), as well as Karen Michael (586) who leads the LANCE activity that FIRMS is part of.
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The Terrestrial Information Systems Laboratory produces stable, well calibrated, and scientifically validated products from Earth observing satellites. These products fill the needs of researchers at Goddard Space Flight Center working to advance understanding of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere on a global scale. The Laboratory partners with other federal agencies to develop and operate computing systems that provide custom products in near real-time for applied research and applications.

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