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Published in 2016
NASA has used data from a new satellite to track CO2 as it spreads through the atmosphere—with results both trippy and profound.
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Published in 2017
From the perspective of us here on Earth, clouds are usually pretty boring. Sure, sometimes we spot one that looks cool or see a unique formation that we take a photo of for Instagram and then move on with our lives. But for astronauts and satellite cameras looking down on th eplanet from above,...
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By UNAVCO
Published in 2017
The Geoscience Career Spotlight series highlights the variety of careers available to geoscience majors in addition to academia. This video highlights Melissa Burt, an education and diversity manager and atmospheric research scientist at Colorado State Unversity in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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Published in 2016
Carbon dioxide plays a significant role in trapping heat in Earth's atmosphere. The gas is released from human activities like burning fossil fuels, and the concentration of carbon dioxide moves and changes through the seasons. Using observations from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2)...
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This is a film in which stargazers try to describe an ineffable experience, and invite vewers to share their wordless awe.
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Published in 2015
Franklin Mountains cloud time-lapse. See how adiabatic warming impacts cloud evaporation.
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Published in 2015
Have you experienced a thundersnow storm?  Most snow storms form when warm air moves into an area in the winter and rising warm air condenses to form snow.  If the warm air rises very quickly, the condensing moisture collides with existing particles in the cloud causing electrically charged areas....
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By UNAVCO
Published in 2017
The Geoscience Career Spotlight series highlights the variety of careers available to geoscience majors in addition to academia. This video highlights Kevin Petty, Chief Science Officer (CSO) for Vaisala, producers of meteorological instrumentation.
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Published in 2014
An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe. Plumes of carbon dioxide in the simulation swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas away from its sources.
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Funded by a National Science Foundation CAREER award, members of the University of Illinois Department of Atmospheric Sciences have designed a suite of atmospheric science learning modules for middle school students. The curriculum, which implements a flipped-classroom model, is cross-references...
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Published in 2016
In one day mushrooms can catapult billions of tiny spores into the air and not only do these spores help seed baby fungi, they also help seed clouds. Watch this video to learn about why mushrooms are an important factor for the development of clouds.
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On this site, you can visually see the difference between El Nino and La Nina by playing a short video animation.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2014
Atmospheric scientist Karen Kosiba studies how tornadoes form and do damage. Getting measurements near the surface of these twisters is difficult, though, and driving into them is a practice mostly reserved for the big screen. In this TEDYouth Talk, Kosiba describes how she and her team use...
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Published in 2015
Somewhere inside of every raindrop is a tiny impurity. A touch of salt, a speck of soot and grain of clay is absolutely crucial to a rain drops existence. In fact, without these microscopic pieces of dirt, there would be no rain because water vapor cannot condense into droplets on its own. This...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2014
As the Earth’s surface temperature gradually rises, it has become vital for us to predict the rate of this increase with as much precision as possible. In order to do that, scientists need to understand more about aerosols and clouds. Jasper Kirkby details an experiment at CERN that aims to do...
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Published in 2017
What is air pollution? Learn how greenhouse gasses, smog, and toxic pollutants effect climate change, and human health.
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NOAA's Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary has educational resources for learning about the effects of increased acidity in the oceans. Watch video lectures on ocean acidification, or download hands-on activities to explore the topic. For example, the game Help Nemo Find His Home! (grades 4-8)...
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Facts and information about different types of natural phenomena found in the world and universe. Includes weather, geology, space, and other types of phenomena. This site is designed to be an easy-to-use website for students and anyone interested in the subject matter. This site breaks phenomena...
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Published in 2016
Learn about Lionel's education and path to a geoscience career. Lionel received his BS and MS degrees from UIC in Earth and Environmental Sciences.  He is an expert at using the gas chromatography mass spectrometer (GCMS) for analysis of organic compounds and currently works at Stat Analysis...
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Published in 2010
Flow: Currents and climate introduces viewers to oceanic thermohaline circulation -- the system of global ocean currents that cycle warm and cold water across the planet. This marine conveyor belt is a key mechanism in the complex exchange of energy between the oceans and the atmosphere,...
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