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Interactive video lesson plan for: Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2: NASA's New Carbon Sleuth

Activity overview:

NASA's OCO-2 mission, scheduled to launch July 1 from Vandenberg AFB, California, will make precise measurements of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere. The orbiting observatory is NASA's first satellite mission dedicated to studying carbon dioxide, a critical component of Earth's carbon cycle that is the leading human-produced greenhouse gas driving changes in Earth's climate. OCO-2 will provide a better understanding of the sources of carbon dioxide emissions and the natural processes that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and how they are changing over time. Learn more at http://science.nasa.gov/missions/oco-2/

Tagged under: NASA,Jet Propulsion Laboratory,OCO-2,Carbon counter,Earth,carbon,Global Warming (Website Category),Climate Change (Website Category),EarthRightNow,Orbiting Carbon Observatory,global warming

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