This poster highlights the JPL missions that provide important inputs to research on the carbon cycle and ecosystem interactions as measured from space. In any given year, tens of billions of tons of carbon, the building block of life, moves between the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and geosphere. JPL satellite data enables scientific research of the carbon cycle and ecosystems by quantifying seasonal cycles of atmospheric CO2 and other greenhouse gases. These missions play a role in determining how ecosystems are responding to climate change, and what their ability is to absorb increasing levels of CO2.
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