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The University of Oklahoma has partnered with NASALockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, and SES Government Solutions to develop the Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory (GeoCarb), a first-of-its-kind space Earth science mission.

A hosted payload, scientific observatory ‘GeoCarb’ will be placed on a commercial communications satellite to study Earth from more than 22,000 miles above Earth’s equator, paving the way for future low-cost, commercially enabled Earth observations.

It will be observing changes in concentrations of three key carbon gases – carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and methane– from day to day and year to year. This will help researchers make a major leap forward in better understanding the carbon cycle.

GeoCarb also will be measuring solar-induced-fluorescence throughout the Americas, a direct indicator of plant health and vegetation stress.

GeoCarb is a university-led mission, funded by NASA. The mission marks one of the most exceptional accomplishments in OU history.

RECENT NEWS & UPDATES

Geocarb Manuscript Available Now for Public Review and Discussion

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GeoCarb has released a new manuscript, The 2015-2016 Carbon Cycle as Seen from OCO-2 and the Global In Situ Network, authored by top researchers in their fields. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) has been on orbit since 2014, and its global coverage holds the potential to reveal new information about the carbon cycle through the use of top-down atmospheric inversion methods combined with column average CO2 retrievals. 

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GeoCarb Presents at Largest Earth and Space Science Gathering in the World - AGU Annual Meeting

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Public Discussion with NASA's Jim Bridenstine Now Available for Streaming

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Visits OU Norman Campus for a Public Discussion

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GeoCarb Team Joins NASA's Jim Bridenstine and OU President Jim Gallogly in cutting the ribbon for the GeoCarb Project Office

OU Welcomes NASA for Dedication of GeoCarb Project Office

 

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