Carbon monoxide concentrations, 2006

Carbon monoxide concentrations, 2006

E810/0464 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 37.9MB

Downloadable file size: 2.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: NASA/NCAR/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Global carbon monoxide concentrations, November 2006. Satellite image showing the concentration of carbon monoxide (CO) in the atmosphere at an altitude of 3 kilometres. CO is measured in parts per billion and ranges from very little CO (blue), average (green, 150) to high (red, 300). Areas of grey are where data could not be collected. The source of high levels of CO is the burning of land due to wildfire or deliberate land clearance. 2006 was an El Nino year, and the increase in wildfires and associated CO levels over Indonesia and Sumatra (right) has been linked to the increased drought conditions of this year. This map may be compared to one from the previous year, which was not an El Nino year. To see this map see E180/463. The map was created using data collected by the Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere (MOPITT) sensor on the Terra satellite.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 2006, 21st century, atmosphere, atmospheric chemistry, carbon monoxide, climate, climatological, climatology, concentration, concentrations, distribution, drought, earth, earth science, earth's, el nino effect, environmental science, from space, in the troposphere, levels, map, measurements of pollution, meteorological, meteorology, mopitt, november, planet, satellite, satellite image, sciences, spatial, terra, weather, wildfire, wildfires

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.