Carbon dioxide in the Earth’s troposphere

Carbon dioxide in the Earth’s troposphere

Fig. 4.23 . The concentration of carbon dioxide about 8 kilometers above the Earth’s surface in July 2003. The regional distribution can still be seen by the time that the gases reach this height in the mid troposphere, with large concentrations above parts of the United States and China. This image was acquired from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder Experiment aboard the Aqua spacecraft. (Courtesy of NASA/JPL.)

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University