=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === Satellites have measured the Earth’s atmosphere for decades, notably showing the impact climate change is having on the planet.
A new study suggests that the measurements from the man-made celestial objects may have underestimated the impacts of warming for the last 40 years.
The research, looked at the basic properties of tropical climate change; when combined with the equations that show the correlation between temperature and moisture, the experts found there were significant disparities.
‘It is currently difficult to determine which interpretation is more credible,’ said the study’s lead author, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory climate scientist Ben Santer, in a statement.
‘But our analysis reveals that several observational datasets — particularly those with the smallest values of ocean surface warming and tropospheric warming — appear to be at odds with other, independently measured complementary variables.’
Essentially, the satellite measurements of the troposphere have either underestimated the temperature or severely overestimate the amount of moisture in the atmosphere.