NASA On Air: NASA Models CO2 Plumes - North America (11/25/2014)

  • Released Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:50PM

LEAD: Check out this groundbreaking ultra-high-resolution computer model of carbon dioxide from NASA where one second equals one day.

1. Bright colors represent our fossil fuel and natural CO2 emissions.

2. Converging storm winds help heap up, and then disperse the CO2 through our chaotic atmosphere.

3. The concentrations build up in the heavily populated and industrial areas of the eastern U.S.

4. About one-third of CO2 emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are eventually absorbed in different land areas around the world. These are critical questions and answers needed to help understand world climate change.

TAG: This groundbreaking computer model will help scientists discover where and how CO2 is absorbed.



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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center