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NOAA's Climate B-Roll
(release date 11/1/98)
Total Running Time: 15:11

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Duration in seconds

Earth revolving

Earth's Water Vapor: Spinning Earth Animation

Earth's Winds: Spinning Earth Animation

3D Animation demonstrating Greenhouse Effect

Earth's views: Roiling ocean

Earth's views: Blue ocean flyover

Earth's views: Dark clouds, ocean at dusk

Earth's views: Clouds from above (plane)

Earth's views: Clouds from above (space)

El Niño: Spinning Earth Animation (sea surface temperature by color)

El Niño: World Map (sea surface temperature by color)

Observing the Climate System

Toga Coare Experiment diagram (1983 El Niño)
Aircraft/Buoy/Ship/Satellite deployment

P3 views (Hurricane Research Aircraft)

Buoy deployment from ship

ER-2 takeoff

GOES satellite image, color enhanced

Above GOES image onscreen, technician watching

Weather balloon deployment from ship

Polar orbiting satellite

Satellite dish

Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array Buoy: 1998 deployment
(measures air temperature, humidity, wind speed, ocean temperature
to 500 meters in the tropical pacific)

Weather balloon deployment

NOAA Research Vessel Rud? at sea

Air Sampling Operations: CU of tools used to monitor air samples

Arctic Research

Climate Data and Trends

Interview: (former) Dr. D. James Baker; Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere
Discusses emerging climate patterns and concerns that human populations
may contribute to global warming. (Cutaways to smokestacks, traffic)

Interview: Tom Karl, Senior Scientist; NOAA Nat'l Climatic Data Center
1) There are natural climate variations, but in recent years the rapid changes
are now much more in evidence
2) The burning of fossil fuels & operation of cars leads to an increase in CO2

Animation: CO2 Pollution

3D Animation demonstrating Greenhouse Effect continued, with smokestacks

Interveiw: Tom Karl, cont'd: Discusses Earth's temperature record

3D Animation of change in the Nation's precipitation levels over the last 100 years

Interview: Dan Albritton, Ph. D. Director, NOAA Aeronomy Laboratory
1) Scientists now believe that the first signs of human influence on global
climate are now just emerging.
2) Areas in the midpoints of large continents are likely to be warmer
3) Potential for temperature increase by end of century that is larger than
any natural change since the ice age

Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii: Climate monitoring
(this section not slated on tape)
Onscreen moving graph: CO2 levels 1958-1984
NOAA/Scripps CO2 data from Mauna Loa

Animation: CO2, temperature change 100,000 BC - Present

Animation: CO2, temperature change 1850 - Present - projection to 2100

Model Output: 6 year projection of CO2 level increases
by NOAA's Environmental Research Laboratory

Model Output for 2x and 4x CO2 Increases in Earth's temperature
Source: NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab
Animation of Earth, showing projections of CO2 levels if they were
to double or quadruple from the present to 200 years hence

Greenhouse Warming animation: change over 150 years

Past Ozone Hole Animation models 1991, '90, '87, '89

Impacts of Climate Change

Exhaust from buses

Traffic on highway: light, heavy

Flood damage

Animation: Sea level rise

Flooded wetland

Public Beach: UV Radiation

Flood aftermath

Erosion: house near the edge of bluff

Winter in suburban area, heavy snow (fallen)

Winter weather in remote locations, several scenes


Drought conditions

Australian brushfires

High winds and flooding

Australian brushfires continued

high winds and flooding


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Last Updated: March 11, 2004 12:40 PM