This 360° video shows 'A Year in the Life of Earth's CO2" from a center-of-the-Earth perspective. What was once a flat map view has been radically transformed. Now viewers can feel like they are at the center of the Earth looking out towards space.
We adapted this visualization (created by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center) into immersive 360° video format by downloading the freely available 41.5 GB video file, converting it to 360° video and exporting with stunning 6K (5760 x 2880) resolution. Make sure to crank up the settings!
"An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.
Plumes of carbon dioxide in the simulation swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas away from its sources. The simulation also illustrates differences in carbon dioxide levels in the northern and southern hemispheres and distinct swings in global carbon dioxide concentrations as the growth cycle of plants and trees changes with the seasons.
The carbon dioxide visualization was produced by a computer model called GEOS-5, created by scientists at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Global Modeling and Assimilation Office.
The visualization is a product of a simulation called a “Nature Run.” The Nature Run ingests real data on atmospheric conditions and the emission of greenhouse gases and both natural and man-made particulates. The model is then left to run on its own and simulate the natural behavior of the Earth's atmosphere. This Nature Run simulates January 2006 through December 2006.
While Goddard scientists worked with a “beta” version of the Nature Run internally for several years, they released this updated, improved version to the scientific community for the first time in the fall of 2014.” - Goddard Media Studios (Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1SgmFa0r04)