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Watts Up With That?

From the “if the government won’t visualize it, a climate skeptic will” department.

Guest essay by Erik Swenson

In July of 2014, NASA launched its most advanced carbon dioxide monitoring satellite, The Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2). The first OCO burned up on launch. There has been a lot of anticipation regarding the data from this instrument. However, over a year after it launch, there has been little public information presented about its results. The only data made available by NASA has been images showing CO2 from an AGU14 session.

These images are shown below.

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Figure 1: NASA-provided OCO-2 data for Oct 1 – Nov 11, 2014

http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/mainco2mappia18934.jpg

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Figure 2 NASA-provided OCO-2 data for Nov 21 – Dec 27, 2014

Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a011700/a011788/F5a.png

Back in May 2015, there was a release of some visualized data showing mixing ratios of CO2 over the oceans:

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For some reason, NASA has not chosen…

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