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Volcanic CO2 emissions for the first time detected from space

An active volcano Yasur on a remote Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu has long been a landmark and tourist attraction. But now his status have gained a new, very important to science fact: the first Yasur volcano izvergnuvshim CO2 column, which has been measured from space. In May 2015, researchers using the Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2), NASA recorded the volcano spewing carbon dioxide into the air at a speed of 42 km per day, as they reported on December 14 here at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Such measurements are very difficult to carry out: Cloudy prevent dust and a very large distance.

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