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TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason Data Supports Study on Earth's Energy Balance
May 01, 2005

A new NASA study concludes that more energy is being absorbed from the Sun than is emitted back to space, warming the globe.
The study compares ocean warming estimates based on data from the TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason spacecraft and oceanographic profiling
instruments such as Argo* floats with results from a global climate model.

The Sun reflecting off of Earth's surface. STS077-702-039.
Image credit: NASA

Josh Willis JPL Postdoc Josh Willis was a co-author on the study and provided the ocean warming estimates used for comparison with the model.

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