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The agency hopes that the satellite would help monitor ocean temperatures in the South China Sea. The US Navy has a much larger, 10cm-diameter weather satellite.
Facebook Twitter Pinterest A weather satellite in orbit at space agency Nasa’s Langley Research Centre in Virginia. Photograph: David Zal수원 출장 안마ubowski/Sri Aravind/Reuters
But US officials said that for climate science studies c창원출장안마onducted by local scientists, „some might miss it entirely“, the New York Times reported.
Dr David Titley, assistant professor of earth, atmospheric and planetary science and an author of the study, said it showed the region had an „enormous climate inertia“.
According to the study, the current climate in Asia is dominated by changes in ocean surface temperatures and the heat that accumulates there.
„We don’t yet know how large these additional global heat content additions are, but their impact could be substantial,“ Titley said.
China, the largest emitter of greenhouse gases, has been making significant investment in its weather satellite research program to prepare for the projected rise in temperatures in the Arctic and elsewhere due to climate change, and to improve monitoring of regional weather systems. China plans to complete the satellite next year, according to an announcement made in July.
Nasa launched its satellite last March, to the disappointment of China, which said it had been „hacked“ by Westerners.
An investigation has indicated that the Chinese government knew in May that its satellite was in fact being remotely operated by Nasa, but refused to allow independent scientists on the crew.
The controversy began after China launched its own weather satellite in 2006. Two Chinese citizens were arrested after that rocket was recovered and turned over to the US.
NASA scient슈퍼 카지노ists and the Chinese government have long argued that NASA-developed weather satellites work well in the context of natural climate variability, but critics claim that their use has led to their creation and development being used for environmental purposes such as testing new technology, particularly as China is the biggest importer of climate data.
In the new study, the US team of scientists compared the satellite weather data over the past five years with the data that they have collected from its Japanese counterpart.
The US team compared monthly temperature in various oceans, including the Arctic and Pacific oceans, as well as heat content and its effects on sea surface temperatures, the data showed.
The scientists also compared the US satellite’s data with data collected by the Japanese and Chines