Greenhouse Gases

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As the Arctic Warms, Its Waters Are Emitting Carbon

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Runoff from one of North America’s largest rivers is driving intense carbon dioxide emissions in the Arctic Ocean. When it…

Article4 months ago

NASA Mission Excels at Spotting Greenhouse Gas Emission Sources

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Since launching 16 months ago, the EMIT imaging spectrometer aboard the International Space Station has shown an ability to detect…

Article5 months ago

NASA-Built Greenhouse Gas Detector Moves Closer to Launch

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The instrument will enable nonprofit organization Carbon Mapper to pinpoint and measure methane and carbon dioxide sources from space.

Article7 months ago
Visualization of ocean currents in the North Atlantic. The colors show sea surface temperature (orange and yellow are warmer, green and blue are colder). Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Slowdown of the Motion of the Ocean

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In Brief: As the ocean warms and land ice melts, ocean circulation — the movement of heat around the planet…

Article11 months ago
Aerial view of recent lava flows near Mauna Loa’s summit in November 2022. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) monitors greenhouse gases at Mauna Loa Observatory, which is 4 miles (6 kilometers) away from the summit crater. Despite the proximity, volcanic gases aren’t common at the observatory, and when they do happen, these temporary spikes are not included in the long-term data. The decades-long trend of increasing CO2 at Mauna Loa matches that from sampling sites all around the world. Credit: USGS/J. Schmith

How Do We Know Mauna Loa Carbon Dioxide Measurements Don’t Include Volcanic Gases?

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In Brief: The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is measured at Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii, and all around the…

Article11 months ago


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Takeaways Increasing Greenhouses Gases Are Warming the Planet Scientists attribute the global warming trend observed since the mid-20th century to…