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A Photonics-First Sheds Light on Global Warming

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R. Winn Hardin

GREENBELT, Md. -- A spaceborne photonic combination could help knock some of the guesswork out of studying global warming and its relationship to aircraft. Scientists know that cirrus clouds hold IR radiation in the atmosphere, raising the Earth's temperature. "If you have frost on your car, one reason is probably because there weren't any clouds that night," said NASA scientist Jim Spinhirne. Cirrus clouds also affect the environment via a host of variables including temperature and IR radiation. Special maneuvers conducted by the space shuttle allowed a adiometer (far left) to view clouds...Read full article

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