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Published in 2015
In this short video, Minute Earth talks about how the air temperature rise has a big impact on the weather. First, the warmer the water at the surface gets, the more it vaporizes into the air. When the air gets warmer, it raises its capacity to hold water vapor, which means more rain and snow. This...
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Published in 2013
Why does the Earth have deserts? For the same reason it has rainforests -- Hadley Cells! Watch this video to see how Hadley cells create rainforests and deserts on Earth.
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Published in 2015
"""""Visualizing Earth Systems"""" can help us see and understand the many ways scientists monitor and represent information about Earth systems including land, water, air, and living things. Using technologies ranging from on-site data collection to satellite-based remote sensing, scientists...
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National Geographic’s online atlas. Find nearly any place on Earth, and view it by population, climate, topography, environmental themes, and more.
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"WXshift (pronounced """"weather shift"""") is a collection of independent journalists, climate scientists, and meteorologists working to bring you th elatest in weather and climate information. Our team is committed to providing you with the most up-to-date weather forecasts, news and information,...
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Published in 2011
Berkeley Earth video representation of the land surface temperature anomaly, 1800 to present. The map of the world shows the temperature anomaly by location over time. The chart at the bottom, shows the global land-surface temperature anomaly. The Berkeley Earth analysis shows 0.911 degrees...
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Published in 2003
This DragonflyTV segment demonstrates why plants flourish on some sand dunes but not on others, and how moisture affects the ability of sand to form dunes and support life.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2014
Scientists have warned that as CO2 levels in the atmosphere rise an increase in Earth's temperature by even two degrees could lead to catastrophic effects across the world. But how can such a tiny, measurable change in one factor lead to huge, unpredictable changes elsewhere? Victor J. Donnay uses...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2014
There's a game of Tetris happening on a global scale: The playing space is planet Earth, and all those pesky, stacking blocks represent carbon dioxide -, a greenhouse gas that is piling up ever more rapidly as we burn the fossil fuels that run our cars, factories and power plants. Joss Fong outlines...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
Science columnist Lee Hotz describes a remarkable project at WAIS Divide, Antarctica, where a hardy team are drilling into ten-thousand-year-old ice to extract vital data on our changing climate. Robert Lee Hotz is the science columnist for the Wall Street Journal, where he writes about cutting-edge...
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Published in 2015
Designed for Science on a Sphere, this video explains fast and slow carbon cycling on Earth. A banana is an example of a fast, young carbon. A chunk of coal is an example of an old, slow carbon. Carbon dioxide and vegetation on land seen from space by satellites show the annual cycle: as plants grow...
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These videos describe content featured in college-level introductory geoscience courses but may also be applicable to other disciplines and to high school curricula. These 5-6 minute videos talk about various geoscience topics like rock formation, climate change, earthquake hazards, water table, ice...
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The graph on the right side which always shows 400-000 years of temperature anomalies from modern times, derived from the Vostok Ice Core sample. As the three main elements of Earth orbit changes are enabled (see Checkboxes, below), a magenta-colored line plot is made which combines the simple sine...
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Stills and text of changing climate and weather.
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Join Echo Earth on a field trip as we delve deeper into food and water issues surrounding its production. We will visit two very different farms: one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast. Together we will explore the differences in their climate, agricultural practices, natural resource...
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The NASA/GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio has in recent years created animations based on the GISTEMP dataset following the end of the calendar year. The most recent animation available was released in January 2013 and shows the five-year mean anomaly of surface temperature for 1880 through...
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These links provide access to descriptive information and explanatory notes, maps, searches, visualizations, and more. The data cover the globe, and while most span the last few millennia, some datasets extend back in time 100 million years. Most of the data are time series of geophysical or...
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Published in 2016
These data describe land cover type, and are based on 10 years (2001-2010) of Collection 5.1 MCD12Q1 land cover type data. The map is generated by choosing, for each pixel, the land cover classification with the highest overall confidence from 2001-2010, as described in Broxton et al., 2014. As...
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