NASA unveiled a stunning and frightening visualization, which displays the flow of carbon dioxide all round the globe.
For several decades, scientists were trying to invent something that can measure carbon dioxide. In July, NASA launched the orbiting Carbon Obervatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite. The scientists utilized the OCO-2 satellite to record space based observations of carbon emission.
Recently, experts designed a new model of computer which will display in detail each and every move of carbon dioxide.
Bill Putman, the head scientist of the project stated that carbon dioxide has an impact on the global atmosphere. However, this is the first time when experts would be able to the entire journey of carbon dioxide. This kind of stimulation along with the observations will give an insight about the human emission and natural fluxes of carbon dioxide.
Scientists at NASA Goddard’s Global Modeling Assimilation Office designed complete this ultra-high resolution computer model in a short time period of two months. They utilized the notion of an older computer model known as GEOS-5 for the creation of this new model.
The model demonstrates the influence of wind on the route of carbon dioxide. Additionally, it reveals the evident changes in the concentration of carbon dioxide due to the growth of plant and trees.
The new visualization also explains the reasons behind the difference in the carbon emission of Southern and Northern hemisphere. Moreover, it clearly illustrates how the thick swirls of carbon dioxide of different regions such as China, Europe and North America merge together.