Atmospheric Sensor Satellites

NASA Satellites Being Shut Down and Wrecked

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I was just talking to a scientist from NASA. He works with atmospheric chemists and designs devices that measure the chemical makeup of the atmosphere at various levels. The system is global and part of it is satellites that measure the upper atmosphere. It gives information to help understand the greenhouse gasses, global warming, and climate change. All of the …

NASA GISS: NASA GISS: NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal Record-Shattering Global Warm Temperatures in 2015

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So since 2015 was by far the hottest year ever recorded things are going exactly as expected. The so-called “hiatus” never happened. The heat was being stored in the oceans and as the winds and currents change it is being released.  A .23 degree rise in temperature makes the 2° limit on temperature rise look unobtainable at this point.   …

Sensitivity of Global Terrestrial Ecosystems to Climate Variablility

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Certain areas are more sensitive to climate change than others. One is arctic tundra. This is serious because there is a large amount of methane trapped there. It is a much worse greenhouse than CO2.   The identification of properties that contribute to the persistence and resilience of ecosystems despite climate change constitutes a research priority of global relevance. Here …

Testing detects algal toxins in Alaska marine mammals – Northwest Fisheries Science Center

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One of the scariest effects of global warming is the changes it is making to the marine ecosystem. In California for the first time ever the crabs were too toxic to eat.  Toxins from harmful algae are present in Alaskan marine food webs in high enough concentrations to be detected in marine mammals from Southeast Alaska to the Arctic Ocean, …