NZ Herald/NZPA: NZ scientists to work with Nasa on $375m project

NASA and NIWA scientists are to cooperate on a $375 million project to better understand how fast greenhouse gases enter and leave the atmosphere.

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“The satellite, to be launched by February 2013, would pick up data from 15 measurement stations around the world, Dr Crisp said.

“The New Zealand station at Lauder in Otago would be the southernmost. It had been established for ozone hole research and Dr Crisp said New Zealand scientists were considered experts at atmospheric research.

“Greenhouse gas concentrations were also more stable around New Zealand than in the northern hemisphere where the measurements were influenced by industrial emissions.”