News tagged with atmospheric carbon dioxide

Checking the first data from OCO-2

(Phys.org) —On July 2, NASA successfully launched its first satellite dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission—operated by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory—will ...

dateAug 22, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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A global view of oceanic phytoplankton

University of Maine oceanographer Ivona Cetinic is participating in a NASA project to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants that form the base of the marine food chain.

dateJul 18, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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What geology has to say about global warming

Last month I gave a public lecture entitled, "When Maine was California," to an audience in a small town in Maine. It drew parallels between California, today, and Maine, 400 million years ago, when similar geologic processes ...

dateJul 14, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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The volcano of a hundred thousand mouths

When the 1893 World's Fair opened in Chicago, fairgoers aboard the world's first Ferris wheel soared high enough to compare two cities: the White City—gleaming whitewashed architecture built for the massive fair—and its ...

dateJul 02, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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