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Global Surface Air Temperature, IPCC A1B scenarios, 1970-2100
NCAR model, A1B scenario, 1970-2100
Surface Air Temperature, 1970-2100 -- make sure the time slider is on (Menu > View > Show Time > Always), and make sure international border layer is visible (Left Sidebar > Layers > Primary Database > Borders & Labels).
Push the "play" arrow on the time slider.
Click the clock icon to adjust the speed of the time slider.
QuickTime
ncar_a1b_900w.mov

Windows Media Player
ncar_a1b_900w.wmv
tas_a1b_ncar.kmz
Goddard Institute for Space Studies, ModelE, A1B scenario, 1970-2100
Surface Air Temperature, 1970-2100 -- make sure the time slider is on (Menu > View > Show Time > Always), and make sure international border layer is visible (Left Sidebar > Layers > Primary Database > Borders & Labels).
Push the "play" arrow on the time slider.
Click the clock icon to adjust the speed of the time slider.
QuickTime
modele_a1b_900w.mov

Windows Media Player
modele_a1b_900w.wmv
tas_a1b_modele.kmz
Carbon Emissions
Global Carbon Emissions
(carbon dioxode from fossil fuel use). The global map shows use patterns (color-coded) for 1980 - 2006, and captions for each country. This KMZ document uses Google Charts to generate the charts of emission patterns, so it requires a network connection. Includes December 2008 EIA data updates.
QuickTime
global_carbon_2_medium.mov

Windows Media Player
global_carbon_2_medium.wmv
global_carbon.kmz
US Carbon Emissions
Total carbon emissions at the county level through the U.S., colour coded. If you zoom in close on a specific area, county names will appear. If you click on a spot just in front of the county name (the county name will change from large white to large black text when you have the mouse in the right spot), a chart showing the relative contributions of various sources to the total carbon emissions from the county.There is a pop-up window that shows some of the key places and interesting background on them also included. Select "A Tale of Three Cities" in the folder under "My Places" (or Temporary Places) to bring up this information and associated graphics.
- us_counties_carbon.kmz
Global Oil Consumption Patterns
Global oil consumption patterns, displayed by country, 1980 - 2006 (just made available be EIA). The icon symbol is a small white tag (so as not to be too intrusive and crowded where countries are close to each other). A previously noted problem with Google Charts on Google Earth 4.3 Beta on the PC has been corrected. QuickTime
global_oil_consumption_4_medium.mov

Windows Media Player
global_oil_consumption_4_medium.wmv
global_oil_consumption.kmz
Solar Irradiation
Global Solar Irradiation
(a measure of the amount of sunlight that reaches the surface of the Earth, and hence available for photosynthesis or solar power generation). This annual average of data from 2007 comes from the CERES instruments on NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites.
QuickTime
global_solar_medium.mov

Windows Media Player
global_solar_medium.wmv
global_insolation.kmz
US Solar Irradiation
Potential for solar electricity generation from photovoltaic panels (simple non-tracking panels set to face south and tilted at an angle equal to their latitude (i.e. to point at the average position of the Sun over the year)), based on available solar illumination.
-- usa_solar_potential.kmz
U.S. CO2 Emissions and Tree Population 2005
This KMZ aims to show a relationship between the number of trees per state and the amount of carbon dioxide measured in the atmosphere. The height of each tree reflects the number of trees in a particular state, and the color of the tree leaves represent the order in which the state ranks in terms of carbon dioxide emission. The redder the state tree, the more CO2 is emitted. The opposite is true for greener leaves. All data comes from 2005, and, sadly, Hawaii is the only US state currently missing data. Other than that, all states are accounted for and this should be the final version. - TCPco2TreePop2005.kmz

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