Following the C: A Quick Introduction to Tracking Ocean Carbon

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With the rise in atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon‰Ûªs role in ocean chemistry and biology is being augmented. New tracking and modeling techniques help to reveal how a changing atmosphere may impact the oceans. Carbon plays a leading role in ocean chemistry and biology, a role currently augmented by rising atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2). Tracking the … Read More

Built on the Fly with Spare Parts, a Scatterometer on the International Space Station Delivers Big Results

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ISS-RapidScat delivers valuable measurements for weather models, storm tracking, and forecasting. What happens when a key instrument on a billion-dollar satellite ceases to function? When it can take decades to plan the launch for a replacement satellite, one might want to build an instrument on the fly – out of spare parts – and hitch a ride as secondary payload … Read More