A new study from NASA scientist Dr. Roy Spencer of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama shows that satellite data does not support the climate change alarmist views about global warming. The Terra satellite finds that the Earth is far more efficient at releasing hot air, or energy in general, out of the atmosphere into space than previously thought. Data from the Terra satellite also shows that such energies are released earlier in the warming cycle as well. This renders older climate models, particularly those used by the climate change alarmists, as useless and false. The new study was published in the peer review journal, Remote Sensing.
The Terra satellite was first launched in December, 1999 as part of NASA′s new role in monitoring Earth′s environment. Terra′s instruments cover the full range, capable of recording data from land observations, as well as readings from the atmosphere and oceans. Considered a milestone in Earth sciences, the Terra satellite began taking measurements early in 2000 and has compiled a great deal of data to track and draw upon.
We have always known that satellite data is the most reliable when it comes to monitoring weather on the Earth. A study done back in the 1990s showed that nearly 60% of all ground-based meteorological stations were improperly placed or calibrated. Most of these are located at cities and airports, which are in themselves ′heat islands′, due to asphalt and concrete absorbing and retaining heat. Most stations were placed too low to the ground as well, all of which adds up to warmer temperatures than the ambient atmosphere actually has.
So it is not surprising to learn that the evidence from the Terra satellite, one of the most sophisticated ever launched to study the conditions on Earth, shows that global warming is nothing but hot air. Dr. Roy Spencer, the principle NASA scientist of the University of Alabama′s Earth Systems Science Center, has concluded based on data from Terra that the Earth does a better job of dispersing heat into space than previously thought. Not only in terms of quantity, but also in timing, as the excess heat is regulated earlier in the warming cycle. This new data essentially makes all previous computerized climate models obsolete and in error.