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Discussion > OCO-2 and "Data Fusion"

NASA have released a new visualisation of global CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere.

I never expected them to publish an intuitive navigation of the OCO-2 data in say earth.nullschool style clicky-zoomy globe thingy - which would be accessible to the average public person ...

They seem to have gone for a model fusion - which is a fashionable visualization technique - beloved of the military at the moment...

I'm suspicious + cynical about groomed data like this especially on this subject from the stable operated by the insufferably pompous Mann acolyte Gavin Schmidt.

I hope my cynicism is misplaced and they've done a bang up job of honest presentation.

WUWT has a post up

The NASA visualisation seems to pick 397.5ppm as the "right amount of CO2" and I can't say I'm impressed with the colour mapping and data transparency values used - but then I'm biased.....

There's more to come..... I just wonder why they didn't chose to release the data in a format that allows open source software like earth.nullschool.net to relatively trivially allow data exploration...

May 12, 2017 at 9:15 PM | Registered Commentertomo

"I'm suspicious + cynical about groomed data like this especially on this subject from the stable operated by the insufferably pompous Mann acolyte Gavin Schmidt."

I am only 97% suspicious and cynical, but if they were to produce some kind of proof, rather than fancy new presentations, I might be less cynical.

May 13, 2017 at 2:11 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

The 3-D presentation made me a little suspicious; the view sank down to show the picture from the south, thus the higher-altitude CO2 gives the impression of it being higher-latitude – but is it? Methinks that there is some deception intended with this presentation. Certainly, when the final view reverts to a top-view, the initial paltry amount of blue, representing lower CO2, expands an awful lot, to cover much of the northern hemisphere.

May 13, 2017 at 12:44 PM | Registered CommenterRadical Rodent