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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