Carbon-Measuring NASA Satellite to Take Orbit This Week | EcoWatch

A NASA satellite will take orbit Tuesday to help the agency better understand carbon’s role in our changing climate.With the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, scientists can record around 100,000 measurements of carbon dioxide measurements in detail each day around the world.“Now that humans are acknowledging the environmental effects of our dependence on fossil fuels and other carbon dioxide-emitting activities, our goal is to analyze the sources and sinks of this carbon dioxide and to find better ways to manage it,” Gregg Marland, a professor in the Geology Department at Appalachian State University, said in a statement from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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