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First animation of ‘global distribution of greenhouse gases’ produced

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Wish to see an ‘animated version’ of global distribution of the most important greenhouse gases? Watch the first movies produced by the SCIAMACHY (Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric Chartography) instrument aboard ESA’s Envisat that will show you the global distribution of the most important global warming-triggering greenhouse gases.

The whole production is based on three years of observations and careful monitoring from the SCIAMACHY instrument. SCIAMACHY is the first space sensor that can measure the most important greenhouse gases down to the Earth’s surface with high sensitivity.

These maps are produced by observations made by SCIAMACHY from 2003 to 2005. And, this is done by Prof. Dr. John P. Burrows-led Dr. Michael Buchwitz and Oliver Schneising from the Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP) at the University of Bremen in Germany.