Europe plans to launch a constellation of satellites to measure carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere.
The measurements will help quantify human CO2 emissions, especially from power plants and cities.
The following animations start with a global view of how the satellites will observe atmospheric CO2,
and will then zoom into central Europe.
SMARTCARB funded by European Space Agency (ESA)
Global CO2 simulations:
European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF), Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service
European CO2 simulations:
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) in collaboration with
Swiss Federal Office for Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSwiss),
Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (MPI-BGC), and
Center for Climate Systems Modeling (C2SM), ETH Zurich
Dr. Tarun Chadha, SIS/C2SM, ETH Zurich
Concept and commentary:
Dr. Dominik Brunner and Dr. Gerrit Kuhlmann, Empa
- Blue Marble, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
- Regional background: OpenStreetMap Contributors