Earth  ID: 2559

Atmospheric Black Carbon Alters Weather Patterns

Simulations of effects of black carbon aerosols on temperature, precipitation, and radiation flux. This view covers the simulation of added black carbon in the atmosphere based on measurements from INDOEX and industrial regions in China. It starts showing temperature changes (blue is cooler, red is warmer), fades to precipitation changes (blue is wetter, brown is dryer) and finally radiate flux at ground level (black is less, yellow is more).

Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
James Hansen Ph.D. (NASA/GSFC GISS): Scientist
Surabi Menon (NASA/GSFC GISS): Scientist
Larissa Nazarenko (NASA/GSFC GISS): Scientist
Yunfeng Luo (NSF of China): Scientist
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Black Carbon Weather Effects

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DLESE >> Atmospheric science
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Aerosols
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GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version