This computer simulation from NASA shows just how interconnected the world is.
The computer simulation runs from August 1 through November 1, 2017. It follows hurricanes that tracked over the Atlantic Ocean this fall, letting you see how dust from the Sahara ends up in Miami, and smoke from the wildfires in California and British Columbia migrates all the way to Europe.
The first time through, listen to the narration. It explains a lot of what you are seeing, points out the storms and how unusual they were.
The second time through, watch what’s happening in just one region. You can see storm fronts come through, then dissipate as other systems disrupt them. It looks like the planet is breathing.
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