Images of CO2 emissions and transport from the Vulcan project

In this visualization, students can explore North American fossil fuel CO2 emissions at very fine resolutions of both space and time. The data is provided by the Vulcan emissions data project, a NASA/DOE funded effort under the North American Carbon Program.

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Project Vulcan
Arizona State University School of Life Sciences

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

The images would work well with any climate or carbon cycle unit or lesson.

The first five images are the most useful and are good resources for initiating discussions about variable sources of CO2 emissions. Educator may find the other images confusing and needlessly political.

These maps would be useful in discussing questions such as "Should you buy an electric car?"