NASA Scientist: Earth’s ‘temperature doesn’t change dramatically, even with greenhouse effects’
Liming Li, professor of physics at UH College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, is leading a team of scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of Wisconsin-Madison: 'On Earth, the incoming energy is about the same as the outgoing energy. That means the temperature doesn't change dramatically, even with greenhouse effects," Li said. "Saturn and Jupiter are emitting more energy than absorbed, so they are generating some type of internal heat. Earth and Titan are similar, with no significant internal heat."
Liming Li, an assistant professor of physics in the UH College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, is leading a team of scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of Wisconsin-Madison to analyze data collected by instruments on board the Cassini spacecraft, which is on a mission to explore Saturn’s systems. Through two new projects awarded by NASA’s Planetary Science Division and funded for $709,000, Li and his team have the opportunity to study data collected aboard Cassini as it relates to climate. An international mission, Cassini is supported by NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency.