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spacer Topic - Earth Science- Global Carbon Cycle and Climate Change

Artist's concept of Orbiting Carbon Observatory spacecraft Earth orbiting missions

"The Orbiting Carbon Observatory: Understanding Atmospheric CO2 and its Impact on Climate Change"

Presented by Charles Miller
JPL, Orbiting Carbon Observatory Deputy Principal Investigator

If you wish to view a tape of this show please contact Sherri Rowe-Lopez at (818) 354-6170.

Thursday, August 19 The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA

For directions, click here.
Friday, August 20 The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

For directions, click here.

Both lectures begin at 7 p.m. PST and run for approximately an hour.

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
For more information, call (818) 354-0112.

Increasing atmospheric concentrations of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) have raised concerns about the impact of human activities on Earth's climate. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory will provide the first space-based observations of CO2 with the precision and spatial and temporal resolution needed to characterize production and loss rates of this gas. These measurements will revolutionize our understanding of the processes regulating atmospheric CO2, enabling more reliable forecasts of climate change.

To learn more about the Orbiting Carbon Observatory, click here.

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