NASA – Water Vapor Confirmed as Major Player in Climate Change

Water Vapor Confirmed as Major Player in Climate Change
11.17.08

Still from animation showing global distribution of atmospheric water vapor

Still from animation showing global distribution of atmospheric water vapor The distribution of atmospheric water vapor, a significant greenhouse gas, varies across the globe. During the summer and fall of 2005, this visualization shows that most vapor collects at tropical latitudes, particularly over south Asia, where monsoon thunderstorms swept the gas some 2 miles above the land.
Credit: NASA
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Water vapor is known to be Earth’s most abundant greenhouse gas,

via NASA – Water Vapor Confirmed as Major Player in Climate Change.

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