Climate Videos

Climate Videos

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Animation
Animation showing the monthly variation of sea ice extent in the Antarctic from 2002 through 2008.
Arctic visualization

This video shows the interannual variation of the September sea ice concentration from the start of the satellite record in 1979 to 2008.

Coral for Studying Past Climate Video
This video describes how climate scientists use "proxy data", such as the information stored in coral, to study climates of the past.
Drip Drop

Chill out with Drop & the Drippettes as they groove on glaciers, hop in the ocean, get soaked in the flood zone, dehydrate in the desert, and party with a polar bear

There is much more variation in the path that the dog takes as compared with the man, but they are both headed the same way. Similarly, weather can be highly variable and climate means long term trends.
Greenhouse Effect video - Scott Denning
Professor Scott Denning of Colorado State University explains how greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere warm our planet.
Ice Cores for Studying Past Climate video
This video describes how climate scientists use "proxy data", such as the information stored in ice cores, to study climates of the past.
Lake-bottom Sediments for Studying Past Climate Video
This video describes how climate scientists use "proxy data", such as the information stored in layers of sediments from the bottoms of lakes, to study climates of the past.
This animation shows warming of the Earth's surface according to the results of climate model (called the NCAR Community Climate System Model) from 1870-2100.
A trip through the ocean on the path of thermohaline circulation, also known as the great ocean conveyor
Past Climate Changes and Uncertainty movie
This movie explains how climate scientists use "fuzzy" proxy records to learn about climates of the past.
Past Matching of Global Temperature and CO2 Levels Video
This video explains how climate records from the past show that changes in temperature and changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide go hand-in-hand.

In the past century, as the climate has warmed, sea level rise has accelerated. Scientists predict it will only increase, and they're studying changes in the ocean and land to better understand how and why the water is rising.

Study Past Climate to Predict Future movie
This movie explains how scientists study past climates to help make better predictions about future climate change.