Satellites Could Be Used To Study About Ocean Carbon

Satellites Could Be Used To Study About Ocean Carbon

Reportedly, satellites have a significant role in supervising carbon levels in the oceans, but their full potential is yet to understand. Our capability to forecast potential climate depends upon being able to track where the carbon emissions go. So it is a need to understand how much of the carbon emissions stay in the atmosphere and how much is stored in oceans or on land. The oceans above all have helped in slowing down the climatic change since they absorb and stock up the carbon for hundreds of years. The special report by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) was published in the recent time and identified this major role that the ocean has in controlling the climate with the need to amplify understanding of ocean health.

But the gigantic nature of the oceans—which covers more than 70% of the Earth’s exterior—points up why satellites are an imperative factor of any monitoring. The study carried by the Exon (University of Exeter) disclosed increased use of current satellites will facilitate us to fill “considerable knowledge gaps” for monitoring the climate. The work showed that satellites were initially launched to investigate the wind and have the capability to track how wind, rain, foam, waves, and temperature all merge to control the movement of carbon dioxide and heat amid the atmosphere and ocean. The research team comprised of the U.S. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), the ESA (European Space Agency), and the JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency).

Similarly, the JAXA was in the news as the space agency will aid NASA in building a space station near the Moon. In September, NASA along with the JAXA disclosed their plans of working together under the Artemis mission. Reportedly, Japan will assist NASA to go to Mars and the Moon. The Japanese administration has approved the country’s space policy committee’s proposal to aid NASA’s Lunar Gateway project in a summit attended by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and many cabinet members.

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