NASA releases global climate projections for 2100
NASA has released a projection of climate temperature in the year 2100, and as expected, the planet will continue to heat up.
In 2099, the expected C02 concentration in earth's atmosphere will be 900 parts per million, or 0.1% of the total atmospheric content.
The NASA Earth Exchange, or NEX, hosts a database of numerical data collected from historical records and climate change models. Using two models for greenhouse emissions, one for continued trends and another for exteme scenarios, the 11-terabyte dataset was formed using a 15.5 mile resolution. The data can be filtered down to specific towns or cities, and can be accessed by anyone on the OpenNex Project.
NASA hopes that access to such information will help regions across the world prepare for natural disasters.
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