Data from OCO-2 will improve climate forecasting


Today’s Video of the Day from NASA Science News describes our planet’s fluctuating levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) as documented by the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), which was launched in 2014.

According to data from OCO-2, Earth’s atmosphere has recently experienced its biggest rise in CO2 in at least 2,000 years.

Observations from OCO-2 will help scientists understand where, why, and how much CO2 is distributed across the globe, which will greatly improve long-term climate forecasting.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Video Credit: NASA Science News

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