Video: Super HD view of global carbon dioxide

September 14, 2016
CreditNASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
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NASA scientists have a new super HD view of how carbon dioxide in the air moves around the world with the winds. They used an ultra-high-resolution computer model 64 times greater than typical climate models. Each pixel grid size is four miles wide.

During late summer, forest fires in Africa produce plumes of CO2.

During late autumn to winter, the bright reds show the three major sources of fossil fuel burning: the eastern U.S., Europe and China. The winds blow much of the CO2 towards the North Pole.