Videos

Videos

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.
Atmosphere Model Activity - time lapse - equilibrium with day/night, 3 turns
This is a time-lapse video of a hands-on atmosphere model activity.
Atmosphere Model Activity - time lapse - spinup with day/night, 3 turns
This is a time-lapse video of a hands-on atmosphere model activity.
Atmosphere Model Activity - time lapse - spinup with day/night, 3 turns, faster
This is a time-lapse video of a hands-on atmosphere model activity.
Atmosphere Model Activity - time lapse - spinup with continuous daylight
This is a time-lapse video of a hands-on atmosphere model activity.
Magnetic Field Lines Tangle as Sun Rotates movie
This short (13 seconds) animation shows how the Sun's magnetic field becomes tangled over time as the Sun rotates. This tangled magnetic field gives rise to sunspots and sometimes to solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs).
Make a Hurricane interactive - demo video
Short demo video of the "Make a Hurricane" interactive.
Make a Thunderstorm interactive - demo video
Short demo video of the "Make a Thunderstorm" interactive.
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.

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.
Sort Clouds interactive - demo movie
Short demo video of the "Sort Clouds" interactive.
Study Past Climate to Predict Future movie
This movie explains how scientists study past climates to help make better predictions about future climate change.
Weather balloon launch
In this video from the U.S. National Weather Service, a scientist explains how weather balloons are used to collect data that improves weather predictions.