Image of the Day: NASA Discover Supercomputer Shows Earth’s Volcanic & Fossil Fuel Emission




The NASA's Discover supercomputer simulation shown above displays the aerosols – particles and liquid droplets – suspended in the Earth's atmosphere in vivid colors: Red dust swirls from the surface, blue sea salt is tossed within cyclones, green smoke rises from fires, and white sulphate particles stream from volcanoes and fossil fuel emissions. The image was created using the Goddard Earth Observing System Model, a global atmospheric simulation designed at the Goddard Space Flight Center created to study the climate system.

Credits: William Putman, NASA/Goddard


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