Flying low and slow above the pristine terrain of Alaska’s North Slope research scientist Charles Miller of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory surveys the white expanse of tundra and permafrost below…CARVE is short for the “Carbon in Arctic Reservoirs Vulnerability Experiment.” Now in its third year, the airborne campaign is testing the hypothesis that Arctic carbon reservoirs are vulnerable to warming, while delivering the first source-maps of greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane.
I call climate change “weather”. It has changed and will change through the centuries. There’s no model that has predicted correctly the last 15 years of temperatures, so perhaps gathering more data on the permafrost and atmosphere will help fix these models so we don’t get any more hysterical hockeysticks.
If nothing else, I was amused by them referring to the C-23 Sherpa as “a UPS truck with a bad nose job.”