Oops! The scientists have made maps of human releases of carbon dioxide from satellite observations of the greenhouse gas. As per the scientists, the map is based on data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite. Beside this, the map is produced with a new data-processing technique. The scientists have explained that the map shows the inventories of recognized carbon dioxide emissions.
The scientists stated that this is the first time that they have become capable of measuring carbon dioxide clearly with the help of OCO-2. OCO-2 alone has helped the scientists to create maps of human emissions from the satellite data.
According to the scientists, the wide extensive human-made carbon dioxide can be seen clearly across major urban areas and smaller pockets of high emissions. The scientists have defined OCO-2 as an essential and powerful tool which can even detect smaller, isolated emitting areas such as individual cities. A test has also been conducted by the scientists to measure the reliability of the results out of which two measurements correlated well.