A satellite that can monitor global carbon levels will be launched this month by China.
The orbiting carbon observatory1
satellite is not only one of the best satellites of its kind, but is also the first for China.
The satellite works through highly accurate detectors2
of cloud, aerosol3
and carbon monoxide, explained an employee of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
After scanning the earth every sixteen days, the satellite will send the statistics down to earth. The analyzed5
data will read the carbon profiles of all regions at any season. It will calculate the carbon data over the seas and oceans and analyze4
ground reflection and observe the changes and fluctuations6
Global warming is mainly led by gases like carbon dioxide. Earlier this year, a number of countries signed the Paris, promising7
to reduce their carbon emissions8
. Reducing carbon emissions is a global problem that needs a global solution, and utilize9
this technology will enable China to gain a better understanding of the global state of carbon emissions, The Paper reported.