Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Animation
Animation showing the monthly variation of sea ice extent in the Antarctic from 2016 through 2018.
Arctic Sea Ice Extent Animation
Animation showing the monthly variation of sea ice extent in the Arctic from 2016 through 2018.
Arctic visualization

This video shows the interannual variation of the September sea ice concentration from the start of the satellite record in 1979 to 2020.

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

From Dog Walking To Weather And Climate
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.
Hazardous Heat Waves

Heat waves are abnormally hot weather that occurs over a few days to several weeks, and climate change is making them worse. Watch and find out why heat waves are a hazard and what you can do to stay safe when they happen.

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.
Model Simulation of Past, Present and Future Climate Change
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.
Modeling Carbon Dioxide with a Bathtub

For more information about the "Climate Bathtub" model, as described by John D. Sterman and Linda Booth Sweeney:

Ocean on the Move: Thermohaline Circulation
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.
Rising Sea Levels

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.

Satellite Signals from Space: Smart Science for Understanding Weather and Climate
This video explains how COSMIC satellites monitor our atmosphere, collecting data that is used to improve weather forecasts, monitor the upper atmosphere, and understand our climate.
Study Past Climate to Predict Future movie
This movie explains how scientists study past climates to help make better predictions about future climate change.
Warming Water, Rising Seas

You may know that melting glaciers and ice sheets is causing sea levels to rise. Did you also know that the ocean absorbs heat, causing it to expand? Learn more about this process and how it’s impacting coastlines around the planet.

What Makes Cities So Hot?

A city can be several degrees warmer than the surrounding area. Learn how this phenomenon, called the urban heat island effect, occurs and find out what can be done to keep cities cool.

What's the Polar Vortex

Learn all about the polar vortex and how it causes chilly winter weather in the mid-latitudes when the air circulating around the North Pole wobbles to the south.

Why the Wind Blows

Learn how air pressure in the atmosphere causes wind as air flows from high pressure to low pressure areas.