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OCO-2 Data To Lead Scientists Forward Into The Past

OCO-2 Data To Lead Scientists Forward Into The Past

Carol Rasmussen, NASA Earth Science News Team NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, which launched on July 2, will soon be providing about 100,000 high-quality measurements each day of carbon dioxide concentrations from around the globe....

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2014-07-21 23:02:08

Chloromethanes is estimated to reach 3,323 kilotons of market volume by 2018 signifying a firm annualized growth rate of over 3.4%. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/chloromethanes-market-1143.html (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 The report, “Chloromethanes Market by Type (Methyl Chloride, Methylene Chloride, Chloroform, Carbon Tetrachloride), by Geography (NA, Europe, Asia-Pacific, & ROW) & by Application - Global Trends and Forecasts to 2018,” analyzes the global...

2014-07-21 08:23:50

LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Blowing Agents Market by Type (HCFCs, HFCs, HCs, & Others), by Foam Type (PU, PS, Phenolic, Polyolefin, & Others) & Geography - Trends and Forecasts to 2019https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2078902/Blowing-Agents-Market-by-Type-HCFCs-HFCs-HCs--Others-by-Foam-Type-PU-PS-Phenolic-Polyolefin--Others--Geography---Trends-and-Forecasts-to-2019.html The growth in global polymer foam...

2014-07-10 23:03:40

Inorganic Refrigerants market can be segmented by Geographies, Companies, Applications, Ingredients and Types. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/inorganic-refrigerants-reports-4544023273.html (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 The consumption of inorganic refrigerants (Ammonia, CO2) in 2012 was 109.0 thousand MT in, and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.5%, from 2013 to 2018. Generally, inorganic refrigerants like ammonia and carbon dioxide are characterized by global warming...

2014-07-08 11:05:13

OSU The oxygen-rich surface waters of the world’s major oceans are supersaturated with methane – a powerful greenhouse gas that is roughly 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide – yet little is known about the source of this methane. Now a new study by researchers at Oregon State University demonstrates the ability of some strains of the oceans’ most abundant organism – SAR11 – to generate methane as a byproduct of breaking down a compound for its phosphorus. Results...

2014-07-07 09:45:20

UC San Diego Biologists at UC San Diego have solved a long-standing mystery concerning the way plants reduce the numbers of their breathing pores in response to rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. In a paper published in this week’s early online edition of Nature, they report the discovery of a new genetic pathway in plants, made up of four genes from three different gene families that control the density of breathing pores—or “stomata”—in plant leaves in response...

2014-07-02 12:20:33

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA successfully launched its first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide at 2:56 a.m. PDT (5:56 a.m. EDT) Wednesday. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) raced skyward from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket. Approximately 56 minutes after the launch, the observatory separated from the rocket's second...

Climate Change Could Hinder Fish From Finding Their Friends
2014-07-01 03:09:02

Society for Experimental Biology Like humans, fish prefer to group with individuals with whom they are familiar, rather than strangers. This gives numerous benefits including higher growth and survival rates, greater defense against predators and faster social learning. However, high carbon dioxide levels, such as those anticipated by climate change models, may hinder the ability of fish to recognize one another and form groups with familiar individuals. Scientists at the ARC Centre of...

Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2)
2014-07-01 05:15:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UPDATE: July 1, 2014, 5:15 AM From NASA: Today's scheduled launch of NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California was scrubbed because of a failure in the launch pad water flow. ORIGINAL Several years after the failure of its first mission, NASA will launch the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), which is intended to focus exclusively on studying atmospheric carbon dioxide. The...

Carbon Conundrums
2014-06-12 16:21:05

NASA NASA’s first spacecraft dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere is in final preparations for a July 1 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. [ Watch the Video: OCO-2: NASA’s Carbon Counter ] The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission will provide a more complete, global picture of the human and natural sources of carbon dioxide, as well as their “sinks,” the natural ocean and land processes by which carbon dioxide is pulled...

Warming Climates Intensify Carbon Dioxide Given Out By Oceans
2014-06-09 03:23:28

University of Edinburgh Rising global temperatures could increase the amount of carbon dioxide naturally released by the world's oceans, fueling further climate change, a study suggests. Fresh insight into how the oceans can affect CO2 levels in the atmosphere shows that rising temperatures can indirectly increase the amount of the greenhouse gas emitted by the oceans. Scientists studied a 26,000-year-old sediment core taken from the Gulf of California to find out how the ocean's...


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Earth's Atmosphere
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Earth's Atmosphere -- Earth's atmosphere consists of nitrogen (78.1%) and oxygen (20.9%), with small amounts of argon (0.9%), carbon dioxide (variable, but around 0.035%), water vapor, and other gases. The atmosphere protects life on Earth by absorbing ultraviolet solar radiation and reducing temperature extremes between day and night. 75% of the atmosphere exists within 11km of the planetary surface. Temperature and the Atmospheric Layers The temperature of the Earth's atmosphere...

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