Stunning Year in the Life of 3 Minutes

Nov 25, 2014 | written by:

We know that carbon dioxide is an important greenhouse gas, but we also know that some parts of Earth have a harder time monitoring their carbon emissions.

With this mesmerizing video created by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, we see the stunning and also frightening visualization of what this carbon emission really looks like in our atmosphere.

The video itself is only approximately 3 minutes long, but captures a year long path of the greenhouse gases and how they navigate through Earth. You will notice that the gases don’t linger near their sources, but instead are carried throughout different parts of the world depending on the weather patterns.

You will also notice the abundance of the carbon dioxide on the Northern Hemisphere, concentrating on the centers of North America, Europe and Asia.

According to NASA’s report, the video is meant to show the ““distinct swings in global carbon dioxide concentrations as the growth cycle of plants and trees changes with the seasons.”

The simulation shows the time lapse from January 2006 through December 2006. This software has been used through other years for projects, but this is the first time that it has been presented for the rest of the scientific community. We sure are glad we are able to witness this now!

Check it out yourself:

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