A year in the life of Earth’s CO2

Beautiful carbon dioxide

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Significant swirling

What if we could see carbon dioxide as it’s released into the atmosphere? What would a whole year of emissions across the planet look like?

Bill Putman uses a supercomputer simulation from NASA to explore the amazing hidden patterns. Does the northern or southern hemisphere have the greatest CO2 and CO emissions? What happens summer compared to winter?

Watch as the natural weather systems draw the emissions across the planet’s surface, and observe the swings in carbon dioxide contentrations in time with the growth cycle of the vegetation. 

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Environment, Space & Time

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Published:
2014
Filmed:
2014
Credits:

NASA Goddard

Licence: Standard YouTube licence

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