The following visualizations depict time evolving atmospheric CO2 concentration in the atmosphere as simulated using the NASA GEOS-5 (Global Earth Observing System) model running on Jaguar at ORNL. The higher CO2 concentrations in the northern hemisphere are due to anthropogenic emissions. This is a joint climate science ORNL-NASA project between David Erickson (ORNL) and Steven Pawson NASA / GMAO (Global Modeling and Assimilation Office)/ (GSFC) (Goddard Space Flight Center) and the visualization was completed by Jamison Daniel (ORNL).

This research was also supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is managed by UT-Battelle, LLC, for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC05-00OR22725. This research used resources of the National Center for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). This work is also supported by the NASA Carbon Data Assimilation project based at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).

Animation: Version 1
Visualization Technique: Splatting
Format: WMV
Resolution: 1920x1080
Alternative Resolutions: 720x576

Animation: Version 2
Visualization Technique: Ray Casting
Format: MPEG-1 CBR
Resolution: 1280x1024
Alternative Resolutions: 1024x768, 640x480

Static Image
Format: PNG
Resolution: 3010x2000

Static Image
Format: PNG
Resolution: 3010x2000

Stereo Animation
Format: MPEG-1 VBR
Resolution: 1920x600

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