Tracking salt, dust, and smoke aerosols in the atmosphere


Today’s Video of the Day comes from NASA Goddard and reveals how scientists track aerosols in the atmosphere traveling across the globe.

In this animation, researchers focused on salt, dust, and sea salt aerosols being transported across the planet, illustrating weather patterns from last year.

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Jose are detected as sea salt particles are picked up over the ocean and concentrated into the spiraling shape of the storm.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: NASA Goddard