Data Launch

With the recent launch of NASA’s OCO-2 craft, we can see new promises of reducing global warming’s harmful effects on the horizon. This Orbiting Carbon Observatory is NASA’s lone successful space craft responsible for tracking the atmosphere’s carbon activity. The importance of this project is to begin analyzing data collected from OCO-2 as well as ground stations and air craft or other satellites. This data will answer major questions posed around the increasingly large amounts of carbon in the air. Deforestation and every day human habits are causing most of this pollution.
The second day in July this year, NASA launched its new vessel from the Vandenberg Air Force Base to begin its life monitoring “sinks” in geography that naturally suck carbon out of the earth’s atmosphere for later use. These are very significant new sets of data points to analyze which may help scientists on this job to predict how much damage will be done to our atmosphere prior to it happening. Right now NASA estimates that 40 billion tons of Co2 are launched into the air by environmental contributors annually. Michael Gunson is the brilliant scientist behind this assignment at the Jet Propulsion Lab. He said, “Data from this mission will improve the accuracy of global climate change predictions.”
So how can these millions of data points be utilized? Pushgraph posses the technology to assess and create visualizations in real-time, featuring predictive analytics for Big Data problems, which occur when large  entities collect too much information and lack a way to use it for predicting trends or preventing downfalls in business. The complex system of our earth’s atmospheric gasses can be charted with input from OCO-2. Combining technology with science can amplify discovery of solutions for earth’s pending dilemmas. Suppose we collect all of OCO-2’s useful data and analyze the potential future trends of carbon sinks and emissions so we can create a more balanced atmosphere in the future? With the cutting edge technology we possess to analyze and store Big Data, we have all the more reason to use data to achieve a more hopeful perspective when it comes to our ever-changing planet.                                      (2014