would have provided baseline emission data from large fossil fuel sources as well as essential tests of the engineering designs and measurement concepts required to develop a robust capability for monitoring emissions from space.
The committee hopes this report helps to inform NASA’s upcoming decision on flying a replacement OCO.
Stephen W. Pacala,
Committee on Methods for Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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John Holdren, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy
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