This video Shows The world’s aerosol patterns mapped by Nasa’s GEOS
April 14, 2014
sea salt (blue),
organic/black carbon (green),
and sulfates (white)
the NASA Goddard Earth Observing System Model (GEOS-5) explores the evolution of surface temperatures as the sun heats the Earth and fuels cloud formation in the tropics and along baroclinic zones; the presence of water vapor and precipitation within these global weather patterns; the dispersion of global aerosols from dust, biomass burning, fossil fuel emissions, and volcanoes; and the winds that transport these aerosols from the surface to upper-levels.
The full GEOS-5 simulation covered 2 years–from May 2005 to May 2007.