July 27, 2012

Aqua CERES: Tracking Earth’s Heat Balance

Is the heat budget of the planet changing? Thermometers on the ground can give us a snapshot of a summer heatwave or winter cold spell, but it takes something like NASA’s CERES instruments to give a long term picture of whether the planet is keeping more of its heat than it loses back into space.

credit:  NASA

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