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Preliminary CO2 global concentrations (volume mixing ratios, in parts per million) from OCO-2 for October 1 – November 11, 2014. OCO-2 leads the “A-Train” satellite constellation.
Jan 30, 2015 - NASA GES DISC Prepares for Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Data from OCO-2

Satellite will provided unprecedented high-resolution observations of key greenhouse gas

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Radio transmitters revealed where juvenile loggerhead turtles live, in research performed with the aid of the Giovanni system.  (Picture by the University of Central Florida/Brian Boesch.)
Jan 29, 2015 - 226 scientific publications citing the Giovanni system were counted in 2014

Many different Earth science disciplines represented in research using NASA data visualization system

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The NASA GES DISC "Top 10" Highlights of 2014.  See text for explanation of each image.
Jan 23, 2015 - The NASA GES DISC Top 10 Highlights of 2014

Ten notable achievements in an eventful year for NASA Earth science data center in Greenbelt, Maryland

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MODIS-Aqua chlorophyll concentrations in the Pacific Equatorial Upwelling Zone, November 9-16, 2014.  Arrow indicates a "Tehuantepec Wind" mixing event signature.
Dec 10, 2014 - Effects of the “Almost El Niño” of 2014 on Phytoplankton Chlorophyll Concentrations in the Pacific Equatorial Upwelling

Changes in the Equatorial Pacific affect phytoplankton growth and concentration

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Image acquired by MODIS-Terra on April 23, 2014, as a massive dust storm covered much of China.
May 14, 2014 - April dust storm surges through China from the Taklimakan Desert

2014 dust outbreak moves from the Tibetan Plateau to the Pacific coast

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CarbonTracker (carbontracker.noaa.gov) xCO2 column average over the entire atmospheric column for the year 2010.
Feb 06, 2014 - Satellite observations of carbon dioxide: Why are they important; and what CO2 data from different NASA missions tell us

NASA GES DISC provides access to current satellite archive of atmospheric CO2 data while awaiting launch of OCO-2

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The Nimbus 3 satellite viewed Hurricane Camille, one of the most powerful hurricanes to strike the United States, in August of 1969.
Jan 21, 2015 - Nimbus 3 MRIR meteorological data recovered and released to public
Heritage data from the Medium Resolution Infrared Radiometer for the period April 1969 - February 1970
 
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