The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 project: Measuring the actual changes in carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere as countries take steps to reduce emissions
Date & Time
Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 1:45 PM
Brad Weir

•    Plugging satellite measurements of CO2 into an Earth-systems model to detect small reductions in atmospheric concentration of the gas over the United States
•    Reviewing how large-scale natural climate patterns like El Niño and La Niña affect CO2 concentration
•    Measuring CO2 in the column of air between its position and the Earth’s surface
•    Detecting additional or reduced levels of the gas before it becomes uniformly mixed in the atmosphere
•    Monitoring of emissions through space-based observations is feasible - Several additional CO2-measuring satellites are scheduled to be launched in coming years