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The Orbital Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) Satellite and the CLARREO Satellite

By W. James O’Brien, W. James O’Brien Associates


Orbital Carbon Observatory

 

Two satellites which will answer the question of what impact carbon dioxide (CO2) content in the atmosphere has with real data, not models, are on track with NASA: the Orbital Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) and The Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO). OCO-2 launches this summer; CLARREO is in the development stage for launch or locating on the International Space Station during the next decade.

23. May 2015 by Jason Hayes
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The smell of pine trees helps moderate climate change

Interesting research from Australia describes how the scented vapors from pine tress (as well as emissions from volcanic activity and burning coal and oil) form aerosols that reflect sunlight back into space, thereby cooling the atmosphere.

The findings of a new research have established a very strong link between climate change and the powerful smell of pine trees. A mechanism has been discovered by scientists, which allows scented vapors to convert into aerosols above boreal forests. Aerosols are particles that cool the atmosphere by reflecting sunlight back into space and contribute to cloud buildup.

03. March 2014 by Jason Hayes
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