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WSU researchers aim to measure gas from space
February 23, 2009

PULLMAN – George Mount, professor in the WSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, has been heavily involved in developing the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite, set to launch from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base early tomorrow morning.

The satellite is expected to measure precise carbon dioxide levels in the earth’s atmosphere from space for the first time and provide valuable information to help in understanding the effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) on global warming.

Rapidly increasing levels of carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas most abundantly produced by human activities, are suspected by many scientists to be contributing … » More …