Today In Wallpapers: A Climate Model Spits Out A Beautiful Image Of Global Aerosols
And to think some people call climate science worthless.
The climate is soon coming to destroy you, but in the meantime you can enjoy this beautiful piece of the modern body of climate science that unequivocally spells your eventual doom. This high-res atmospheric model was created by NASA’s Discover supercomputer and using the Goddard Earth Observing System Model, Version 5 (GOES-5) and shows the global distribution of aerosols.
Says NASA: This portrait of global aerosols was produced by a GEOS-5 simulation at a 10-kilometer resolution. Dust (red) is lifted from the surface, sea salt (blue) swirls inside cyclones, smoke (green) rises from fires, and sulfate particles (white) stream from volcanoes and fossil fuel emissions.
It’s also very pretty. Click through below for a wallpaper-worthy version.