Monday, November 24, 2014
Mapping Carbon Dioxide
Ecowatch.com has posted this this 3 minute video of a supercomputer model of data which gives a vivid demonstration of both CO2 and carbon monoxide pathways in the atmosphere. As you might expect by thinking about where major population centers and industry are located, much of the CO2 is swirling above the northern hemispheres. I found the seasonal variation especially interesting, showing the effect of carbon absorption by plants in the growing season.
Don't waste any further time reading this, just click on the video. The billowing CO2 is both beautiful and disturbing.