Latest Orbiting Carbon Observatory Stories
The global travel logs of greenhouse gases are based on atmospheric sampling locations sprinkled over the Earth and short towers that measure the uptake or release of carbon from a small patch of forest. But those measurements don't agree with current computer models of how plants and soils behave.
The challenge: very precisely measure carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere all over the world, especially near Earth's surface.
A new NASA mission set to launch later this month will help scientists better understand the most important human-produced greenhouse gas contributing to climate change: carbon dioxide.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide is in final preparations for a Feb. 23 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
NASA's first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide is in final preparations for a Feb 23 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Picture a tree in the forest - The tree "inhales" carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, transforming that greenhouse gas into the building materials and energy it needs to grow its branches and leaves.
NASA will hold a media briefing on Thursday, Jan 29, at 11 am EST to discuss the upcoming Orbiting Carbon Observatory mission, the first NASA spacecraft dedicated to studying carbon dioxide.
Every time we get into our car, turn the key and drive somewhere, we burn gasoline, a fossil fuel derived from crude oil.
Japan is set to launch its Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT) this month in an effort to monitor the emissions of carbon dioxide and methane around the world.
NASA said it is preparing to launch a satellite that will be capable of spotting the source of carbon emissions.
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