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All IPCC definitions taken from Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Working Group I Contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Annex I, Glossary, pp. 941-954. Cambridge University Press.

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Atmospheric Infrared Sounder

Also: AIRS

Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)

A NASA/JPL instrument on the Aqua satellite launched into orbit May 4, 2002. It has been used to create global maps of carbon dioxide, water vapor, temperature, carbon monoxide, ozone, clouds, surface properties, dust, methane, outgoing longwave radiation, and sulfur dioxide. (web site)

Video: time-lapse of carbon dioxide moving around the globe.

All IPCC definitions taken from Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Working Group I Contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Annex I, Glossary, pp. 941-954. Cambridge University Press.



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