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Letter Report on the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (2009)

Chapter: Attachment C: Acknowledgments

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Suggested Citation:"Attachment C: Acknowledgments." National Research Council. 2009. Letter Report on the Orbiting Carbon Observatory. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12723.
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Attachment C: Acknowledgments This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the NRC’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their participation in the review of this report: Steven J. Battel, Battel Engineering, Scotsdale, Arizona Guy Brasseur, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado Antonio Busalacchi, University of Maryland, College Park William L. Chameides, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina Robert A. Frosch, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts Richard A. Houghton, Woods Hole Research Center, Woods Hole, Massachusetts Paul Palmer, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Louis J. Lanzerotti, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Chris G. Whipple, ENVIRON. Appointed by the National Research Council, they were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution. This study was supported by the United States intelligence community. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the intelligence community. 8

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A National Research Council committee is conducting a study on how well greenhouse gas emissions can be measured for treaty monitoring and verification. The committee's analysis suggests that NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO), which failed on launch in February 2009, would have provided proof of concept for spaceborne technologies to monitor greenhouse gas emissions, as well as baseline emissions data. This letter focuses on the capabilities of an OCO and currently deployed satellites that measure atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and their potential role in monitoring and verifying a greenhouse gas treaty.

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