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This data visualization shows the global distribution and variation of the concentration of mid-tropospheric carbon dioxide observed by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on the NASA Aqua spacecraft over a 20 year timespan. One obvious feature that we see in the data is a continual increase in... Read More
This webpage provides a wide aspect ratio version of: Global Carbon Dioxide 2020-2021, released on November 2, 2021. This version has been created for wide aspect ratio display systems with resolution up to 9600x3240. It is recommended to use content from this version for display systems with 16:... Read More
Scientists found water quality was degraded for months following a Southern California wildfire.
NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory, 2 (OCO-2) provides the most complete dataset tracking the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), the main driver of climate change. Every day, OCO-2 measures sunlight reflected from Earth’s surface to infer the dry-air column-averaged CO2 mixing ratio... Read More
Researchers used field observations and remote sensing data to map the spread of the bacteria-carrying ticks in central and eastern Canada.
There are no direct global-scale observations of carbon fluxes between the land and oceans and the overlying atmosphere. Understanding the carbon cycle requires estimates of these fluxes, which can be computed indirectly using models constrained with global space-based observations that provide... Read More
Extreme weather events such as heat waves and drought affect the presence of certain bird species.
Polar bears rely on sea ice to hunt seals, their preferred prey.
Scientists are probing environmental data from reanalysis models in the hopes of finding answers.
The floating plant-like organisms are showing up in higher concentrations across the Arctic Ocean.
Though located a world away, Lake Salda, Turkey, shares similar mineralogy as Jezero Crater on Mars.
As scientists detect plant fluorescence in better detail, they inch closer to helping farmers respond to extreme weather and close in on understanding how carbon cycles through ecosystems.
Unusually clear skies and persistent, unseasonable heat may have set the stage for a large and persistent blooms of phytoplankton in the waters around England.
Unusually clear skies and persistent, unseasonable heat may have set the stage for a large and persistent blooms of phytoplankton in the waters around England.