CO2 Weather Movies

Animations of CO2 concentration in the free troposphere, as simulated by NOAA's ESRL CarbonTracker.

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Tutorial provides more info, which may be of use to the instructor to look at prior to showing in class.

Some guiding questions to stimulate inquiry and discussion might include the following: What time of year and what region have the highest concentrations of tropospheric CO2?; What might be some of the contributing factors?; What role does weather play in the distributing and mixing of CO2 in the atmosphere?; Why does the northern hemisphere have more variability in concentrations of CO2 than the southern hemisphere?

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