Pollutants around the world

Cane across this running through Flipboard tonight.

The air is full of tiny liquid and solid particles, collectively known as aerosols. They’re created by dust storms, volcanic eruptions, human activity, and even the natural passing of the seasons. This amazing map reveals where the aerosols are.

NASA put this map of aerosol distributions together using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS, on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites.

We live on a beautiful planet, why do we have to abuse it like this?

To see the full version from the NASA Earth Observatory click here. You can also download the image as a png image file here

– Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

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