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NASA Planetary Atmospheres Website Doesn't Mention Greenhouse Gases

Looks like there is at least one NASA website dedicated to planetary atmospheres, that cares not a zilch about the greenhouse effect.

The Planetary Atmospheres Node (Atmospheres Node, or Atmos) of the Planetary Data System (PDS) is responsible for the acquisition, preservation, and distribution of all non-imaging atmospheric data from all planetary missions (excluding Earth observations). The primary goal of the node is to make available to the research community the highest quality data possible. To this end, data are reviewed and re-formatted where necessary in order to meet the documentation and quality standards established by the PDS

The Education/Outreach section at least, says nothing at all about the greenhouse effect, whilst going into the details of lots of other things, such as how to compute the adiabatic lapse rate (dry).

CO2 and “greenhouse” are vaguely mentioned in few of the Abstracts but for some reason haven’t made it to the Education pages.

ADDENDUM: I am discussing the above with Ed Darrell at his Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub.

ADDENDUM (2): It seems that we have an answer. That site doesn’t mention the GH effect because no interplanetary probe has bothered yet to study it. Things may be a-changing with ESA’s Venus Express.

0 replies on “NASA Planetary Atmospheres Website Doesn't Mention Greenhouse Gases”

Well of course Venus Express has to talk about the greenhouse effect. The only other thing they have to discuss is the simularities between the hole over Venus’ poles and the Earth’s “ozone hole”. 😛
And that would piss off the Montreal Protocol people – most of whom coincidentally are currently employed with the climate change cult.
The way I figure it Venus express is going to pop some eco-bubbles no matter which way it looks.

Hey Omni,

I’ve been craving a detailed temperature map of Jupiter for a while. This NASA portal seems like my best shot at one. Now I only have to figure out which instrument to use and then figure out what the various wavelengths of infrared mean in Kelvin.

Thanks for pointing the PDS out. Maybe!

Looks like a potential headache inducing hobby.
Those correspondences with the semi retired astrophysicist might finally come in handy.

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