Podcast #92 Dr. Michael Gunson On NASA's Atmosphere Satellites And Do Cow Farts Affect The Climate?

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Dr Michael Gunson on Atmospheric Observations From NASA Satellites Today's Guest

Dr. Michael Gunson is currently the Manager of the Global Change & Energy Program and the Project Scientist for the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2). His research interests have primarily focused on the physical and chemical processes of the Earth's atmosphere using space-based instruments. More information on him and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory here.

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Today we discuss

  • How many  satellites are there in space and how many can fit?
  • There really is space traffic?
  • What is the OCO-2 satellite doing to observe the atmosphere?
  • Places like the Amazon and their value to the planet
  • Do cow farts really contribute to climate change? (hint: it's burps, not farts)

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