Japanese Satellite First to Monitor Greenhouse Gases
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The "IBUKI" satellite, run by the Japanese Aerospace Agency and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, is the first in the world to observe GHG and monitor the effects they cause, reports the UN. Launched on January 23, data will be collected every three days and available to scientists free of charge. The satellite will reportedly be able to monitor the entire surface area of the Earth, including regions that have had limited or no data collected. Ultimately the data will provide a better understanding of "emission, transportation and absorption of gases." :United NationsMore on Climate Monitoring via SatellitesBrazil to Develop Satellite to Monitor Deforestation, Urban ExpansionNASA Satellite Tracks Movement of Pollution from East Asia to North AmericaNASA Satellites Help Track Natural Oil Slicks as Potential GHG SourcesCould Solar Power Satellites Beam Down Gigawatts of Energy?