A University of Colorado at Boulder study finds new satellites expected to launch early this year could give researchers more accurate data about climate effects, the university announced Friday.  

The study, lead by Greg Kopp of CU's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, showed improved accuracy in measuring the amount of energy the sun provides to the Earth and how that energy contributes to climate change. 

The findings of Kopp and co-author Judith Lean of the Naval Research Laboratory, in Washington, D.C., were published Friday in the Geophysical Research Letters.