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An Overview of the CIRA Carbon Group

Presented by: Chris O’Dell - CIRA, CSU; Carbon team
Date: September 12, 2023 1:30 pm
Location: CIRA Commons

This overview presentation will discuss the exciting activities of the CIRA Carbon Group.  Our group primarily focuses on processing and utilizing satellite observations to better understand aspects of the earth’s carbon cycle.  In simpler language, this means studying the current distribution as well as changes to sources and sinks of carbon dioxide and methane to and from the atmosphere by using these atmospheric observations.  In this talk I’ll introduce the still-new-but-slowly-maturing field of space-based remote sensing of greenhouse gases, it’s successes as well as failures in the last decade, and what we hope for the future in the next decade.