NASA just released this spectacular animation of the atmosphere during hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean.
NASA: The Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has developed the Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS), a family of mathematical computer models. Combined with data from NASA’s Earth observing satellites, these supercomputer simulations enhance our scientific understanding of specific chemical, physical, and biological processes occurring in our atmosphere.
This GEOS simulation shows how Aerosols (fine dust, smoke and salt particles), move through the atmosphere to make hurricanes . It is a huge step forward in our understanding of the earth’s atmosphere, weather and climate.
Watch the hurricanes (salt) and the vast plumes of dust coming off Africa, the western wildfire smoke, Hurricane Ophelia; an unusual hurricane moving NE as it picked up smoke from Portugal’s extensive fires streaming it north into the UK and Ireland as a post tropical cyclone.
Exciting and incredible work by NASA.
Until next time,