Meet the Experts Video Archive

What is it like to work at NCAR|UCAR?! We talk with experts to learn about what they do in their work, the highlights and challenges of their jobs, and how it impacts us and our world. You can also view the Youtube Playlist of all the archived videos. To join one of our live Q&A events, visit the upcoming Meet the Experts page.

[306] Youth Action for Collective Climate Justice

We highlight three young experts from elementary to college who are plugging their passions into climate and justice action.

[305] Empowering Yourself On Your Science Journey

Learn Marissa Vara's journey as a higher education specialist and how she advises multiple groups within the organization on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

[304] What's So Super About Supercomputers? (part II)

Learn from NCAR systems engineers about supercomputers in this Meet the Experts and Scientists in Action collaboration at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center.

[303] Predicting Hurricanes in the Face of Climate Change

Dr. Rosimar Rios-Berrios is hard at work to better predict hurricanes and their impacts so we can build more resilient communities adapted to our changing planet.

[302] Predicting the Weather for Renewable Energy

Meet scientist Branko Kosovic and discover how his team helps the transition to renewable energy by developing better weather forecasts and technology.

[301] Predicting the Future with Global Climate Models

Join climate scientists like Cecile Hannay who works every day to improve global climate models so that we can better predict how our planet's climate will likely change.

[208] Networking at the speed of light

Meet NCAR network engineer Carlos Rojas-Torres and learn about his work to deliver high-speed internet for research and education.

[207] Science in the sky

Janine Aquino and Andrew Green care for science aircraft. Take a live look at aviation, atmospheric science, and more, live from NCAR’s Research Aviation Facility.

[206] Coding Earth's climate

Learn how NCAR software engineer Max Grover is helping improve our understanding of global climate through coding, computer science, creativity, and problem-solving. 

[205] Storing science for supercomputers

NCAR systems engineers Jenett Tillotson and Joey Mendoza go behind the scenes at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center to see the super storage for scientists.

[204] The sky's the limit: Pathways to a future in STEM

NCAR internship and student program coordinators, Jerry Cycone and Virginia Do, reveal their own career journeys and discuss diverse pathways to STEM careers.

[203] What's cool about climate science?

Gunter Leguy shares his unexpected path to becoming an ice expert and the science behind how climate affects our planet’s ice today and in the future.

[202] Space weather sleuths

Join NCAR scientists Rebecca Centeno Elliott and Astrid Maute to explore their work studying the magnetism of the Sun, and how that affects Earth.

[201] What's in the air, and why do we care?

NCAR atmospheric chemist Frank Flocke’s job is to measure the gases, chemicals, and particles that affect our air quality. Find out what he finds in air samples. 

[123] 3D-printed science labs & the Internet of Things

Join NCAR scientist Agbeli Ameko to explore amazing new opportunities for you and me to make weather observations in our own backyards.

[122] Testing the limits of weather predictability

NCAR scientist Falko Judt, talks about chaos theory, the butterfly effect, and why we will (likely) never be able to forecast the weather for more than 3 weeks into the future.

[121] Ocean-sniffing airplanes and climate science around Antarctica

Join NCAR scientist Britt Stephens as he tells us stories and answers questions about his adventures flying around Antarctica in the name of climate science.

[120] What's so super about supercomputers? (part I)

Join NCAR systems engineers Jenett Tillotson and Ben Matthews behind the scenes at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center to get an inside look at our supercomputer.

[119] If you think predicting the weather is hard, try predicting wildfires

Join NCAR scientist Jason Knievel to explore how weather affects wildfires and how wildfires affect weather.

[118] Cars, trains, and weather

Curtis Walker, a scientist at NCAR's Research Applications Laboratory, studies how weather impacts travel, specifically cars and trains.

[117] Deeper learning in 3D

Bryan Guarente, a meteorologist and educational designer, explores a 3D example that will take us from a personal understanding to a global perspective.

[116] A field of opportunities: Science meets education

UCAR SOARS program alumna Karl C. Clarke will share his experience working at the intersection of science and education at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

[115] Traveling with the water cycle

Adriana Bailey is an NCAR atmospheric scientist studying clouds, rain, and moisture in our air, all from a flying laboratory!

[114] Measuring snowfall

NCAR scientist Roy Rasmussen will tell us about different methods that are used for measuring snowfall, and why it's important to know.

[113] Ice is nice: Monitoring changes in polar sea ice

Alice DuVivier, a scientist in NCAR's Climate & Global Dynamics Laboratory, studies polar sea ice and how it changes both seasonally and over longer periods of time.

[112] Those magnificent mechanics and their flying machines

Andrew Green, an Aircraft Mechanic, will tell us about what happens at the NCAR Research Aviation Facility.

[111] What are data visualizations made of? Science, art, & video games

NCAR scientist Nihanth Cherukuru's experience with Doppler Lidars, data visualization, computer programming, and game development.

[110] A matter of words: Science is multilingual

David Russi will tell us how his work as a translator combines science, travel, language skills, and technology.

[109] Improving models and forecasts: Hurricane edition

Scientist Tracy Hertneky will describe how her research provides vital information to help improve hurricane forecasts.

[108] Raising the alert: Improving predictions of severe thunderstorms

NCAR scientist Christina Kalb will tell us about her work using weather models and field experiments to improve predictions of thunderstorms and their hazards.

[107] Climate change and our ocean

Holly Olivarez is an oceanographer at the University of Colorado Boulder who does research with NCAR studying the ocean's absorption of carbon dioxide.

[106] Not your average aircraft: A mobile laboratory for weather research

Software engineer Janine Aquino will share her adventures writing code to control robots that collect weather measurements on NCAR's research aircraft.

[105] Adventures in science filmmaking

Dan Zietlow, NCAR visual media specialist, will describe his journey from geophysicist to science filmmaker.

[104] Chasing storms in Argentina

NCAR Advanced Studies Program postdoctoral fellow Annareli Morales will share stories from launching weather balloons into thunderstorms in Argentina.

[103] Eyes on ozone

Carl Drews, a software engineer, will use computer-generated images to take us on an aerial tour showing different ozone levels.

[102] What can plants tell us about air pollution?

We all use plants every day in many ways, but NCAR scientist Danica Lombardozzi uses plants to learn what's in the air!

[101] Zooming in on future hurricanes

NCAR scientist James Done runs computer simulations of hurricanes on powerful supercomputers to figure out how bad our weather could get.