Eye in the sky offers clearest vision of Earth

Since the Industrial Revolution in the early 1800s, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have been steadily increasing, but 2015 and 2016 saw an unprecedented spike. Now, a NASA study has analyzed data gathered by the atmosphere-monitoring satellite, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), over more than two years, and pinpointed the cause: the El Nino weather effect caused certain tropical regions to release far more CO2 than they normally would... Continue Reading NASA satellite spots cause of unprecedented spike in atmospheric CO2 Category: Environment Tags: Carbon Dioxide Climate Change Environment JPL NASA Photosynthesis Satellite Weather Related Articles: ESA selects FLEX plant health tracker as eighth Earth Explorer Self-contained prototype brings artificial photosynthesis a step closer to commercial real

Eye in the sky offers clearest vision of Earth

Mon 16 Oct 17 from Nature News

NASA satellite spots cause of unprecedented spike in atmospheric CO2

Since the Industrial Revolution in the early 1800s, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have been steadily increasing, but 2015 and 2016 saw an unprecedented spike. Now, ...

Mon 16 Oct 17 from Gizmag

Huge spike in global carbon emissions linked to El Nino

A huge spike in carbon emissions seen in the past couple of years has puzzled scientists, since there was no evidence of a rise in human activities, like fossil fuel burning, that might explain ...

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Phys.org

Satellites are giving us a commanding view of Earth's carbon cycle

The job of monitoring Earth's carbon cycle and humanity's carbon dioxide emissions is increasingly supported from above, thanks to the terabytes of data pouring down to Earth from satellites.

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Phys.org

Nasa carbon space observatory 'watches Earth breathe'

A US space agency satellite provides new insights on how CO2 is moved through Earth's atmosphere.

Fri 13 Oct 17 from BBC News

Spikes in carbon emissions detected with NASA satellite

Data from a circling NASA satellite shows spikes in carbon emissions worldwide, particularly in winter, along with new insights into the rising levels of pollutants that drive global warming, ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Phys.org

NASA Satellite Records Big Increase in Carbon Dioxide

A dramatic spike in carbon dioxide was detected, and it could be a sign that tropical forest regions are not able to keep absorbing such a large volume of carbon from the atmosphere. The post ...

Mon 16 Oct 17 from Extremetech

NASA Satellite Sees Overheated Tropical Forests Oozing with Carbon Dioxide

NASA's latest carbon dioxide-mapping satellite has detected a dramatic spike in the amount of the greenhouse gas, measuring the largest annual increase Earth has seen in at least 2,000 years.

Fri 13 Oct 17 from SPACE.com

NASA observatory highlights the importance of studying CO2 on Earth: itís connected to everything

Groundbreaking data allows us to study carbon dioxide in unprecedented detail.

Fri 13 Oct 17 from ZME Science

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