This is a stunner, beautiful visualization of gases mixing in the atmosphere,
they all it model simulated, but it’s based on actual measurements from May 2005 to June 2007.
Stunning NASA Visualization Reveals Secret Swirlings of Carbon Dioxide The new simulation tracks the invisible gas that's warming the planet. Peter Miller for National Geographic PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 18, 2014 http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/11/141118-nasa-video-carbon-dioxide-global-warming-climate-environment/#at_pco=cfd-1.0&at;_ab=-&at_pos=3&at_tot=4&at_si=546c2fd4661edd2d NASA has released a stunning visualization of how carbon dioxide flows around the world. In the simulation, plumes of the greenhouse gas gush into the atmosphere from major industrial centers, swirling from continent to continent on the winds of global weather systems. Share The simulation, which took 75 days to create on a supercomputer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, depicts CO2 emissions from May 2005 to June 2007. Its superhigh-resolution mapping—64 times as great as the average climate model—dramatically illustrates two often neglected facts ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Humans dump about 36 billion metric tons of extra CO2 into the atmosphere each year by the burning of fossil fuels. In spring 2013, for the first time in history, atmospheric CO2 concentrations exceeded 400 parts per million. Scientists have warned that CO2 levels above 450 parts per million could result in dangerous disruptions of the climate; some think we may already have passed the danger threshold. To track CO2 emissions with greater precision, NASA launched a new satellite, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), on July 2. Researchers expect to release data from the satellite in early 2015.