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Contribution of the Cryosphere to Changes in Sea Level

M.F. Meier, Mark Dyurgerov
This web page from the National Snow and Ice Data Center contains two related visualizations and supporting information about them. The first visualization gives an estimate of the percent ...

AAAS - Global Climate Change video

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
This video features residents of Shishmaref, Alaska, plus environmental journalist Elizabeth Kolbert and scientist John Holdren, exploring the human impacts of global climate change.

Five-Year Average Global Temperature Anomalies from 1880 to 2010

Robert B. Schmunk, J Hansen, R Ruedy, Mki Sato, K Lo
This color-coded map displays a progression of changing five-year average global surface temperatures anomalies from 1880 through 2010. The final frame represents global temperature anomalies ...

How Hybrids Work

This Flash animation describes how hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs) combine the benefits of gasoline engines and electric motors and can be configured to obtain different objectives, such as improved ...

Selecting Sites for Renewable Energy Projects

Glenn A. Richard, Mineral Physics Institute - Stony Brook University
In this activity, students use Google Earth to investigate a variety of renewable energy sources and select sites within the United States that would be appropriate for projects based on those ...

How an Enhanced Geothermal System Works

U.S. Department of Energy
This animation illustrates how heat energy from deep in Earth can be utilized to generate electricity at a large scale.

Supercomputing the Climate

This video provides an overview of how computer models work. It explains the process of data assimilation, which is necessary to ensure that models are tied to reality. The video includes a ...

Energy 101: Solar PV

This video, from the US Department of Energy, shows the basics of how a PV panel converts light radiated from the sun into usable power, whether on the electric grid or off, and without emissions or ...

Changing Planet: Fresh Water in the Arctic

NBC Learn
This Changing Planet video documents scientists' concerns regarding how melting Arctic sea ice will increase the amount of fresh water in the Beaufort Gyre, which could spill out into the ...

Striking a Solar Balance

NASA
This NASA video reviews the role of the sun in driving the climate system. It uses colorful animations to illustrate Earth's energy balance and how increased greenhouse gases are creating an ...