1. Climate model in high resolution mode


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    The movie shows a weather visualization layer as well as simulated snow/ice coverage over a mosaic of satellite images with topography. The visualization begins 1 February and runs for several weeks (as indicated). Spatial resolution is ~13km (~1/8°) while temporal resolution is 5 minutes. The violet layer indicates precipitation zones (convective and large-scale precipitation). Foreground: Cloud (white), precipitation (violet), and snow/ice (white) coverage from climate model (Community Earth System Model, CESM 1.3.beta08 Simulation) Background: Blue Marble next generation mosaic of satellite images with topography (August 2004) Copyright: ETH Zurich, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science Project: Dr. Oliver Stebler

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    • 'Frontiers of Science': Framing science through popularisation in the 1960s - November 2013


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      Presented by: Dr Maureen Burns and Dr Joan Leach This paper will consider questions raised by a globally popular comic strip, Frontiers of Science which first appeared in 1961 and ran for 18 years. How is science mediated in this comic form, and how might these methods and processes illuminate our ways of thinking about current science mediations? Why use a comic strip, with its potential for imaginary worlds, to communicate science? How do we understand the purposes of this strip---education, a public relations exercise, to ‘sell’ science? These comics offer a number of methodological questions as well. What is their status as historical record? What can they tell us about the popular imagination of science of the time? The strips also offer a vantage point for witnessing the globalization of science. They were conceived by a theoretical physicist at Sydney University drawing on articles in contemporary science and popular science journals, thus providing a striking example of the circulation (rather than linear transmission) of scientific ideas. Overall, this comic text provides an occasion for an account of the power of pop science from the 1960s—a power both to frame issues and create audiences and markets for its own message.

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      • Suzi Taylor: 30 Science Communication and Outreach Ideas in 30 minutes


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        Montana Institute on Ecosystems Rough Cut Science Series, February 11, 2015 Speaker: Suzi Taylor, MSU Extended University

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        • Demo Reel 2014 - 77th Parallel Productions


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          A sample of our work in 2014: We've traveled to the arctic waters of western Greenland with a team of NASA-funded physical oceanographers, spent a month looking at hydrothermal vents and deep-sea organisms along the Mariana Arc with NOAA scientists, and traveled to the tropical waters of Panama. Our goal is to interact with the scientists as much as possible without interfering with their research, providing in-depth and personal insight on their commitment to elucidating the many mysteries of the ocean. Music by James Andrew Menking

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          • What is Sleep? Flame Challenge 2015


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            This is an entry to the 2015 'Flame Challenge'. This year's question is 'What is Sleep?'. The Flame Challenge is hosted by Alan Alda at Stony Brook University in New York. The challenge involves 11-year olds from around the world putting a basic scientific question to Scientists. These questions are always hideously, and deceptively complex.. The answer must be accurate, but must balance depth, sophistication, and appeal so that an audience of 11-year olds can easily walk away with an answer. Find out more about the guy in the video at www.rohankapitany.com Special thanks to Rachel Searston and Kristyn Hensby for help filming. Thanks to everyone who offered advice and feedback throughout the process. *Comments have been disabled until after the competition has been judged. If you wish to contact me, please do so through my website listed above.

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            • High resolution weather model (COSMO-1) vs. satellite and weather radar measurements


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              Left side: The movie shows a visualization of the high resolution regional weather model (COSMO-1) with simulated precipitation (blue layer) and cloud top temperature (white: cold; black: warm) over a mosaic of satellite images. Spatial resolution is 1.1km while temporal resolution is 2.5 minutes. Right side: Animated weather radar precipitation (MeteoSwiss radar network; blue layer) and satellite cloud top temperature measurements (Meteosat IR 10.8µm; white: cold; black: warm) over a mosaic of satellite images. Temporal resolution is 5 minutes. Spatial resolution is approx. 1km for the weather radar and approx. 4-5km for the satellite measurements. (Note: The geographical extent of the precipitation layer is limited by the operation range of the weather radar network.) Background: Blue Marble next generation mosaic of satellite images with 500m spatial resolution (August 2004). The visualization covers the period from 11 August 2014 00.00:00 UTC until 13 August 2014 23.57:30 UTC. The model is developed by the Consortium for Small-scale Modeling (COSMO) formed by several national meteorological services (cosmo-model.org). Weather situation: The visualization begins on 11 August 2014 00.00:00 UTC and runs for three days. During the simulation time a cyclone moves through the model domain which led to high precipitation amounts in Southern Switzerland during the night of 12/13 August. The strong precipitation soaked the grounds and caused landslides. In the morning hours of 13 August the precipitation continued, though this time period was characterized by strong winds in Northern Switzerland. During the first hours of the simulation the clouds moving through the domain indicate a south-westerly flow consistent with prevailing winds at mid-latitudes. On 13 August from 05.00 UTC on a coherent cloud band extends from the south-west to the north-east of the domain, accompanied by some precipitation (blue shading). On 13 August at 8.00 UTC the cyclone center moves into the model domain (Eastern France). The clouds and regions of precipitation wrap cyclonically around the cyclone center. Behind the cold front cold and dry air masses descend, making this region cloud-free (dark coloring). As the simulation evolves, the cyclone moves further northward and the warm conveyor belt – an air stream ascending at the warm front and thus contributing greatly to the precipitation amount associated to a cyclone – extends over the domain. To the end of the simulation the cyclone dissipates while leaving the domain at its northern boundary. Copyright: ETH Zurich, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSwiss) Project: Dr. Oliver Stebler

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              • The role of dingoes in Australian forests


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                A short animation made as part of my upcoming documentary about the role of predators in Australian forests. http://www.danielohunter.com/hunted-films/

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                • Algae! Is it RAD or is it BAD?


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                  Here's a video I shot and edited all with an IPhone and IPad over two less than 24 hours. It was part of the challenge I participated in with COSEE Florida's Video Storytelling Bootcamp for ocean scientists and educators. Please enjoy and share it with your friends! Algae is much cooler than you'd think! Then go visit PropheSEA.org to learn more about what's happening under the seas!

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                  • Adventures of Sci and Comm: How NOT to make a science documentary


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                    This mockumentary follows the exploits of Dr. Sci de Grease Tyson and Comm Zorcese as they endeavor to make a science documentary worth watching.

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                    • The Adventures of Sci & Comm: How Not to Make a Science Documentary


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                      This mockumentary follows the exploits of Dr. Sci de Grease Tyson and Comm Zorcese as they endeavor to make a science documentary worth watching.

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