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NASA, JPL get set to study climate change on Earth in 2014

14 August 2013

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NASA is getting ready to turn its scientific instruments toward our home planet with a trio of Earth-observing missions set to launch in 2014.

The three missions will allow scientists to measure water, wind and carbon dioxide with greater precision, and to improve the accuracy of weather forecasts and climate change projections.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said that understanding the ramifications of rising temperatures on Earth is an important priority for the space agency, which is most famous for studying outer space. Research on climate change "will inevitably be part of any agency in the federal government," he said during a visit to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Tuesday (13 August).

Source: Los Angeles Times

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