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Only one spacecraft in orbit right now is monitoring greenhouse gases, Japans Gosat (Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite), and its resolution isnt good enough to give an accurate picture of a citys emissions. But in the next few years,
"NASA plans to launch the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) satellite and install a new instrument (OCO-3) on the International Space Station".
Both devices will periodically take snapshots of the chemical weather over population centers.OCO-3 will have a city mode where it rapidly starts sweeping back and forth like a whisk broom, says Duren. He
the satellite to take some 3,000 samples over a city in just a few seconds.
There you go again they really really don't know and don't have.
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