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But have you heard about the device that is able to track greenhouse gases?
NASA is using something called the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS).
Cloud cover and temperature are measured globally twice every day with AIRS.
Along with that data, scientists are also finding records of carbon dioxide, methane, and ozone.
Finding out the levels of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere can help us learn more about how these agents may be affecting our climate and weather, and we may be able to use this data in predicting long-term trends, too.
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