June 23, 2008
A new website from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., is devoted to educating the public about Earth's changing climate. The Global Climate Change website provides easy-to-understand information about the causes and effects of climate change and how NASA studies it.
The new Global Climate Change website may be found at: http://climate.jpl.nasa.gov .
Highlights of the new website include:
For more information on NASA's Earth Science Program, visit: http://www.nasa.gov.
JPL studies all aspects of the Earth system -- our oceans, land, atmosphere, biosphere,
and cryosphere -- to identify how Earth's climate is changing, understand the causes of
these changes, and support development of models used to predict future global change.
Currently, JPL has six dedicated Earth science spacecraft in orbit, with another five
instruments flying aboard NASA's Terra, Aqua and Aura spacecraft. JPL's newest Earth mission, the Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason 2, launched June 20. Several more missions are planned for launch in the next few years, including the Orbiting Carbon Observatory, scheduled for launch in January 2009. Decision makers around the world use JPL Earth science data to support policy-making and resource management decisions.
JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.