Glory is NASA’s newest member of a fleet of Earth-observing satellites known as the Afternoon Constellation, or “A-Train.” The satellites together offer a more cohesive and detailed picture of the Earth’s biosphere and climate. Glory will measure the affects of particles suspended in the atmosphere or aerosols. Aerosols can absorb sunlight, or they can reflect the sun’s energy back into space.
Challenge your students using the NES-supported Satellite Meteorology module. Have your students measure the effect of excess carbon dioxide on the temperature of gas inside soda bottles and see what the effects of aerosols are on the heating of the gas.
Read more about the activity in NEON. Register, log in and join the NASA Explorer Schools group. The Glory and Global Warming Experiment activity is located in the Satellite Meteorology forum.
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