NASA, Northern Michigan University Collaborate on Lake Superior Island to Measure Earth’s Radiation

NASA teamed up with Northern Michigan University to install equipment on an island in Lake Superior.

They are doing so to measure Earth’s radiation.

The experiment launched last month on Granite Island, about 12 miles away from where the school is based.

NASA has been measuring radiation by satellite for three decades and ground monitoring helps validate the data.

The equipment is also used to collect information about the role of clouds and the energy cycle in climate change.

NMU says work with NASA could expand if successful on the island.