IMAGe Brown Bag - CO2 as seen from Space: Highlights from the OCO-2 Mission and the Development of OCO-3

10/28/2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Annmarie Eldering, California Institute of Technology

The OCO-2 mission was launched into space in July 2014, and is returning about 100,000 measurements of carbon dioxide across the globe each day. The mission was designed to measure CO2 with the coverage, precision, and resolution to allow us to determine the fluxes of carbon dioxide across the globe on regional scales. I will report on the challenges of making this remote sensing measurement and present some of the science results on local and global scales. In addition, a spare instrument is being prepared for installation on the International Space Station in 2018 (called OCO-3). I will provide and overview of the science goals for this mission and the current development status.

Friday, October 28, 2016
12:00-1:00 pm
Mesa Lab, Chapman Room
(Bring your lunch)