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NASA's Carbon Monitoring System

NASA's Carbon Monitoring System

Carbon Dixoide

Initiated and directed through a 2010 Congressional Appropriation, the NASA Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) is a forward-looking initiative designed to make significant contributions in characterizing, quantifying, understanding, and predicting the evolution of global carbon sources and sinks through improved monitoring of carbon stocks and fluxes.


Next CMS Science Team Meeting will be held in:

Pasadena, California
November, 2015

View 2015 Fall AGU sessions relevant to Carbon Cycle Science



  News & Announcements


  • Upcoming Atmospheric Validation WG Telecons
    Please contact Heather Graven for call-in details
    All telecons: 10am Pacific Time
    • August 4, 2015
      Alex Turner, Graduate Student at Harvard University
      "New results and methodology for atmospheric methane inversions using GOSAT data"
    • August 26, 2015
      Sourish Basu of NOAA
      "The potential for 14CO2 measurements to estimate North American fossil fuel CO2 emissions"
    • October 28, 2015
      Ave Arellano, Assistant Professor at University of Arizona
      "Constraints on Combustion Characteristics Over Megacities and Major Fire Regions from Satellite Retrievals of Air Quality"
  • Atmospheric Validation WG Telecon
    "Comparing uncertainty estimates in global CO2 inversions"
    David Baker and Junjie Liu
    June 24, 10am Pacific
    Please contact h.graven@imperial.ac.uk for call-in details
  • CMS Applications Policy Speaker Lunch Series #14 RECORDING AND SLIDES
    The 20x20 Land Restoration Initiative in Latin America: Opportunity for Cooperation with NASA
    Speakers: Walter Vergara, Senior Fellow at World Resources Institute
    NASA GSFC H114, Tuesday, June 16th at Noon ET
    View Past Policy Speaker Series
  • CMS Applications Policy Speaker Lunch Series #13 RECORDING AND SLIDES
    Ocean Acidification Effects in Maryland Waters: Assessment, Findings and Recommendations
    Speaker: Eric Schwaab, Senior VP/Chief Conservation Officer of the National Aquarium
    NASA GSFC H114, Tuesday, May 26th at Noon ET
    View Past Policy Speaker Series


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