According to a recent report released by NASA, a significant fact came into light. The simulation visuals show the way carbon dioxide is floating across the globe. The major industrial centres releases the greenhouse gas which plummets through continent to continent by releasing it to the atmosphere of the entire weather system of the world. The winds carry them from one place to the other.
The simulation was created on a supercomputer by NASA that took 75 days to create at the Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt, Maryland, demonstrates emission of carbon dioxide during 2005 may to 2007 June. The simulation’s super high-resolution mapping is more than 64 times larger than an average climate model depicts the most essential neglected points.
The first point brings out that Northern Hemisphere is the major source of CO2 emission that includes places in the United States, Asia and Europe are the major source of the gas deposition over the Arctic region, the gas is otherwise deep red in color.
The second point elaborates that forests and vegetations are the absorbers of huge amount of carbon dioxide seasonally. Photosynthesizing plants consume the deep red gas of carbon dioxide during late spring to summer and make it fade away. When the model approaches winter the vegetation grows dormant or dies, leaving the CO2 untouched and make it move back to the atmosphere.
Each year CO2 emission by humans measures to 36 billion metric tons, by burning fossil fuel. First time in history, CO2 concentration has surpassed 400 parts per million, which is nearly dangerous in 2013, as beyond 450 ppm severe climatic disruptions would occur.
On July 2 a new satellite named the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) was launched to gauge the CO2 emission with great accuracy. It would help to track carbon sinks (forests and ocean) and their activities, as how they remove CO2 emission. The reports might come out in early 2015.