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Geostationary Carbon Process Mapper (GCPM)
External Online Source: hdl:2014/42352
Author and Affiliation:
Key, Richard(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States);
Sander, Stanley(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States);
Eldering, Annmarie(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States);
Miller, Charles(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States);
Frankenberg, Christian(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States);
Natraj, Vijay(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States);
Rider, David(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States);
Blavier, Jean-Francois(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States);
Bekker, Dmitriy(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States);
Wu, Yen-Hung(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Abstract: Geostationary Carbon Process Mapper (GCPM) is an earth science mission to measure key atmospheric trace gases related to climate change and human activity.Understanding of sources and sinks of CO2 is currently limited by frequency of observations and uncertainty in vertical transport. GCPM improves this situation by making simultaneous high resolution measurements of CO2, CH4, CF, and CO in near-IR, many times per day. GCPM is able to investigate processes with time scales of minutes to hours. CO2, CH4, CF, Co selected because their combination provides information needed to disentangle natural and anthropogenic sources/sinks. Quasi-continuous monitoring effectively eliminates atmospheric transport uncertainties from source/sink inversion modeling. will have one instrument (GeoFTS), hosted on a commercial communications satellite, planned for two years operation. GCPM will affordably advance the understanding of observed cycle variability improving future climate projections.
Publication Date: Mar 07, 2012
Document ID:
20130000012
(Acquired Jan 02, 2013)
Subject Category: METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Document Type: Oral/Visual Presentation
Meeting Information: 2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference; 3-10 Mar. 2012; Big Sky, MT; United States
Meeting Sponsor: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; United States
Financial Sponsor: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 20p; In English; Original contains color and black and white illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ATMOSPHERIC CIRCULATION; CARBON DIOXIDE; EARTH SCIENCES; NEAR INFRARED RADIATION; CARBON; CLIMATE CHANGE; ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION; SINKS; INVERSIONS; METHANE; VARIABILITY
Other Descriptors: CARBON PROCESS; HOSTED PAYLOAD; GEOSTATIONARY
Availability Source: Other Sources
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