Vulcan Project

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The Vulcan Project is a detailed inventory of the nation’s CO2 emissions broken down by city and county and displayed on a thermal map of the U.S. Researchers mapped emissions from power plants, cars, industrial sources, residential sources, and commercial sources to create the first comprehensive map of carbon emissions. They even went so far as to show the CO2 emissions entering the atmosphere. Watch the thermal video of Atlanta and Eastern Tennessee emitting CO2, and you’ll understand why the Smokies are so hot and hazy.

The project was funded by NASA and the DOE and carried out by scientists at Purdue University. Plans to map the emissions of Canada and Mexico are underway.

See the CO2 map here: <a href=”http://www.purdue.edu/eas/carbon/vulcan/index.php”> purdue.edu</a>

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