Published: July 10, 2019

October 23, 2008

This visualization is a time-series of the global distribution and variation of the concentration of mid-tropospheric carbon dioxide observed by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on the NASA Aqua spacecraft. For comparison, it is overlain by a graph of the seasonal variation and interannual increase of carbon dioxide observed at the Mauna Loa, Hawaii observatory.

Created by Goddard Science Visualization Studio with data from AIRS, the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder. More detailed caption at: