In the skies, cutting edge tech seeks to answer key questions on the changing climate

June 30, 2014 11:14 PM

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Scientists and governments around the world are leaning on the latest tech advances when it comes to gathering information on high — from drones to satellite and rocket systems to big data tools — to fill in the gaps in knowledge around the planet’s changing climate. The trend is being pushed not just by cheaper and better technology — thanks to Moore’s Law — but is also being driven by the desire of organizations, countries, and scientists to provide data that can support policy decisions.

Cheaper and more accurate systems are enabling both more advanced remote monitoring of human activity that could be having an effect on the globe’s rising temperatures, and are also keeping close tabs on the world’s overall atmospheric changes. More sophisticated analytics are teasing out trends, dr...

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