NASA's New Satellite Takes on Global Climate Change

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June 04, 2004

Although there have been satellites measuring Earth's atmosphere since the 1970's, most have been designed for weather forecasting. Climate studies, which require the detection of subtle trends and changes that can take years to appear, require a new generation of spaceborne instruments.

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