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Kelvin Droegemeier (University of Oklahoma) Jun. 16, 2008
What is science in the future going to look like?
(46 minutes)
Droegemeier talks to SOARS participants about the future of the atmospheric sciences. He points to growing opportunities in private industry and urges students to take courses and gain experience in communications, computer science, and business.
Casey Thornbrugh (University of Arizona and Tohono O'odham Community College) Apr. 25, 2008
Planning for Seven Generations: The Perspective of the Next Generation - Bull Bennett and Casey Thornbrugh
(42 minutes)
Talk 1 of 8 on Day 2 of the Planning for Seven Generations Conference. Bennet describes 21st century Indians as grounded in their own culture and able to integrate that with modern technology. Speaking from Arizona, Thornbrugh reviews the cultural background, mentoring, and education that have shaped him. In his life and teaching he tries to bring together his scientific training and the American Indian experience and culture. | Conference Website
Bret Harper (Black and Veatch) Apr. 25, 2008
Planning for Seven Generations: The Perspective of the Next Generation - Bret Harper
(32 minutes)
Talk 2 of 8 on Day 2 of the Planning for Seven Generations Conference. Harper, a former SOARS protégé, describes his research into ENSO's influence on the production of wind energy. He also discusses the state of the West Coast salmon fishery and his participation in a California tribal ecological knowledge program. The program's goal is restoration of tribal lands and of the tribe itself.
Sherri Heck (University of Colorado) Apr. 25, 2008
Planning for Seven Generations: The Perspective of the Next Generation - Sherri Heck
(17 minutes)
Talk 3 of 8 on Day 2 of the Planning for Seven Generations Conference. A gap in CO2 measurements in the southwestern U.S. and the possibility of educational collaboration motivated a study designed to measure CO2 fluxes. Heck reviews the hurdles she needed to overcome in setting up the project and the lessons she learned in the process.
Eron Brennan, UCAR Sherry Heck (University of Colorado)Casey Thornbrugh (University of Arizona and Tohono O'odham Community College)Bret Harper (Black and Veatch) Apr. 25, 2008
Planning for Seven Generations: Panel on the Perspective of the Next Generation
(35 minutes)
Talk 4 of 8 on Day 2 of the Planning for Seven Generations Conference. Eron Brennan speaks as one student to another on the issues underlying climate change and other global problems. Heck elaborates on initial data from her CO2 research and the involvement of Navaho students in the project. Panelists describe the benefits of attending the conference and ways of introducing students to both traditional and indigenous science. They discuss the conflict between being an indigenous person and being a scientist and how we might all collaborate on climate change.
Oscar Kawagly (University of Alaska) Apr. 25, 2008
Planning for Seven Generations: Shared Approaches to Research and Education - Oscar Kawagly
(27 minutes)
Talk 5 of 8 on Day 2 of the Planning for Seven Generations Conference. Roberto Gonzalez-Plaza introduces the Indigenous Educational Institute and Kawagly. Kawagly says some technology may become outdated as critical materials are used up; some technology is being blocked from adoption. His grandmother told him never to forget his language or his heritage. Eco-literacy is part of this spiritual and linguistic heritage and needs to be encouraged.
James Rattling Leaf (Sicangu Policy Institute at Sinte Gleska University), Apr. 25, 2008
Planning for Seven Generations: Shared Approaches to Research and Education - James Rattling-Leaf
(8 minutes)
Talk 6 of 8 on Day 2 of the Planning for Seven Generations Conference. Rattling-Leaf works at a tribal college at the intersection of culture and science. His concerns include research, communication among indigenous peoples, education, and bringing youth back to the land.
Denise Stephenson-Hawk (SERE), Apr. 25, 2008
Planning for Seven Generations: Shared Approaches to Research and Education - Denise Stephenson Hawk
(13 minutes)
Talk 7 of 8 on Day 2 of the Planning for Seven Generations Conference. Less than 5% of Ph.D.s in the atmospheric sciences are awarded to people of diverse backgrounds. Institutions and educators do not understand unfamiliar cultures and do not provide the necessary environment for success. Stephenson Hawk argues that this must change because it will take all people on the planet working together to deal with climate change.
Daniel Wildcat (Haskell Indian Nations University),Oscar Kawagly (University of Alaska),James Rattling Leaf (Sicangu Policy Institute at Sinte Gleska University), Apr. 25, 2008
Planning for Seven Generations: Panel on Shared Approaches to Research and Education
(26 minutes)
Talk 8 of 8 on Day 2 of the Planning for Seven Generations Conference. Wildcat talks about the need for communication among groups with different world views. He emhasizes four points: Hold next year's conference at a tribal college, use the archive of this conference to build a curriculum for indigenous students, work with the whole person, and get involved in designing the research. Participants suggest applying for grants to initiate collaboration, having NCAR scientists visit tribal lands to build scientific collaborations, and getting indigenous people involved in the IPCC and national climate organizations. Kawagly and Rattling-Leaf describe programs that address the disconnect between native youths and their language and land.
Craig Fleener (Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments) Apr. 09, 2008
Planning for Seven Generations: Observations and Projections of a Changing Climate - Craig Fleener
(18 minutes)
Talk 8 of 14 on Day 1 of the Planning for Seven Generations Conference. Fleener describes the beauty of his home in Ft. Yukon, above the Arctic Circle. People living in nature experience climate change directly. Indigenous knowledge is like scientific knowledge in that it is based on centuries of research. Native peoples need to be allowed to adapt to current and future climate change. For example, dates for hunting seasons need to be flexible, responding to change. Indigenous knowledge needs to be incorporated into scientific knowledge. The native community must involve itself in this process by creating partnerships and mentoring young people.
James Hurrell (CGD), Tim Killeen (NCAR), (Guy Brasseur (ESSL), Richard A. Anthes(UCAR) Aug. 08, 2007
Opening Remarks: The Warren Washington Symposium
(25 minutes)
Talk 1 of 15 on Day 1 of the Warren Washington Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Science Policy. Hurrell notes that this is a scientific symposium intended to honor Washington's many contributions and to discuss the scientific opportunities associated with modeling, analysis, and science policy. Killeen emphasizes Washington's extraordinary role in mentoring young scientists and his pioneering work in climate modeling. Brasseur relates his long relationship with Washington in shaping NCAR and the development of climate modeling. Anthes humorously discusses Washington's nice and naughty sides.
Akira Kasahara (CGD) Aug. 08, 2007
Warren Washington's Unique Contributions for the Development of NCAR General Circulation Model (GCM)
(25 minutes)
Talk 3 of 15 on Day 1 of the Warren Washington Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Science Policy. Kasahara discusses how the NCAR General Circulation Model developed. The design principle was community use with documentation and was based on the work of L.K. Richardson. Kasahara cites the contributions of Washington to the entire process of development.
Greg Jenkins (Howard University) Aug. 08, 2007
Climate and Society: There Is Still More Work To Do
(22 minutes)
Talk 13 of 15 on Day 1 of the Warren Washington Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Science Policy. Jenkins talks about Washington's influence on his own career and his outstanding leadership. Jenkins's scientific presentation focuses on climate change in West Africa, particularly regarding precipitation. He notes the large degree of uncertainty regarding changes in this area with one of the major problems being a lack of observations.
Warren M. Washington (CGD) Aug. 08, 2007
Climate Modeling, Climate Change Prediction, and Science Policy
(47 minutes)
Talk 15 of 15 on Day 1 of the Warren Washington Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Science Policy. Washington interweaves his own development as a scientist and the development of climate modeling. He then turns to science policy and its importance in the face of climate change.
Chris Snyder (MMM), Clara Deser (CGD), Junhong Wang (EOL) May. 14, 2007
AMS Editors Panel: How to Write Publishable Papers
(1 hour, 2 minutes)
A tutorial for non-native English speakers, focused on writing challenges and solutions, with an emphasis on publications of the American Meteorological Society.
Caspar Ammann (CGD), Bill Collins (CGD), Mickey Glantz (CCB), Joanie Kleypas (ISSE), Linda Mearns (ISSE), Jerry Meehl (CGD), Kevin Trenberth (CGD), Warren Washington (CGD), Tom Wigley (CGD) Feb. 01, 2007
Climate Future: Voices of Science
(24 minutes, Flash)
Some of NCAR's most prominent scientists weigh in on key questions about climate change in these short interviews, produced by NCAR Education and Outreach.
Curt Suplee (Former head of NSF?s Office of Legislative and Public Affairs and award-winning science writer for the Washington Post) Oct. 10, 2006
The State of the Modern Media - Getting Your Message Across
(36 minutes)
Curt Suplee, former head of NSF's Office of Legislative and Public Affairs and award-winning science writer for the Washington Post, explores the evolution of science coverage by the U.S. media, audience interest, and the outlook for the future.
Peter Gilman (HAO) Sep. 27, 2006
A 42-Year Quest to Understand the Solar Dynamo and Predict the Solar Cycle - 2006 Hale Prize Lecture
(62 minutes)
Gilman traces his career in solar physics from its beginnings at MIT with his PhD thesis, which attempted to explain the differential rotation of the sun using meteorological concepts. Gilman reviews the various developments in our understanding of the solar dynamo from the early 1960s to his current collaboration with Mausumi Dikpati that has successfully simulated and "predicted" the relative peaks of the past 8 solar cycles, using a flux-transport solar dynamo. (Their prediction for solar cycle 24 is described here.) In the near future, they plan to search for ways to predict details of individual cycles and produce a unified theory of the solar cycle and active longitudes. He looks forward to the dawn of solar magnetic "climate and weather" predictions. | News Release
Joanne Simpson (NASA) Apr. 26, 2005
Cloud Adventures
(55 minutes)
Joanne Simpson gives a talk about her life, especially the factors that led her to study meteorology and the struggles she had breaking the gender barriers of the times.
Peggy LeMone (MMM) Nov. 30, 2004
Women in the Atmospheric Sciences: Progress, Barriers, and Opportunities
(47 minutes)
Peggy LeMone, an NCAR senior scientist, discusses the status of women working in the atmospheric sciences.
Teacher participants (EO) Jun. 21, 2004
Experiences in the Modeling in the Geosciences Workshop
(2 minutes)
The Modeling in the Geosciences Workshop for middle and high school teachers explores Earth system modeling concepts that are relevant for classroom use. This video consists of teacher testimonials about the workshop and about teaching Earth science in general.
 
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Geo Forum 2004
     

Rick Anthes (UCAR) Mar. 30, 2004
Rick Anthes' Welcome
(10 minutes, webcast)
Talk 1 of 19. GEO Forum 2004 was a one-day event for undergraduate students that explored opportunities and challenges in careers in the geosciences. In this video, UCAR president Rick Anthes talks about opportunities in the field.

Warren Washington (CGD) Mar. 30, 2004
Warren Washington - Where am I Going and How Did I Get Here?
(21 minutes, webcast)
Talk 2 of 19. GEO Forum 2004 was a one-day event for undergraduate students that explored opportunities and challenges in careers in the geosciences. This video features Warren Washington, a distinguished atmospheric scientist.

Andrea Sealy (Howard University) Mar. 30, 2004
Andrea Sealy - Where am I Going and How Did I Get Here?
(34 minutes, webcast)
Talk 3 of 19. GEO Forum 2004 was a one-day event for undergraduate students that explored opportunities and challenges in careers in the geosciences. This video features Andrea Sealy, a graduate student at Howard University.

Don Middleton (SCD) Mar. 30, 2004
The Sky is Not the Limit!
(35 minutes, webcast)
Talk 4 of 19. GEO Forum 2004 was a one-day event for undergraduate students that explored opportunities and challenges in careers in the geosciences. This video features NCAR computer scientist Don Middleton.

Catalina Martinez (NOAA) Mar. 30, 2004
Work from the Insides of Planets to the Bottom of the Oceans: How I Got to Sit at This Table and Tell You About My Life
(13 minutes, webcast)
Talk 5 of 19. GEO Forum 2004 was a one-day event for undergraduate students that explored opportunities and challenges in careers in the geosciences. This video features NOAA oceanographer Catalina Martinez.

Genene Fisher (AMS) Mar. 30, 2004
Work from the Insides of Planets to the Bottom of the Oceans: How I Got to Sit at This Table and Tell You About My Life
(9 minutes, webcast)
Talk 6 of 19. GEO Forum 2004 was a one-day event for undergraduate students that explored opportunities and challenges in careers in the geosciences. This segment features Genene Fisher, a policy fellow of the American Meteorological Society.

Susan Sakimoto (NASA) Mar. 30, 2004
Work from the Insides of Planets to the Bottom of the Oceans: How I Got to Sit at This Table and Tell You About My Life
(15 minutes, webcast)
Talk 7 of 19. GEO Forum 2004 was a one-day event for undergraduate students that explored opportunities and challenges in careers in the geosciences. This segment features astrophysicist Susan Sakimoto of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Julio Friedmann (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) Mar. 30, 2004
Work from the Insides of Planets to the Bottom of the Oceans: How I Got to Sit at This Table and Tell You About My Life
(12 minutes, webcast)
Talk 8 of 19. GEO Forum 2004 was a one-day event for undergraduate students that explored opportunities and challenges in careers in the geosciences. This segment features geoscientist Julio Friedmannn of Laurence Livermore National Laboratory.

Lixion Avila (NOAA) Mar. 30, 2004
Lixion Avila - Who Knows Where You'll End Up and Who You'll End Up Influencing?
(8 minutes, webcast)
Talk 10 of 19. GEO Forum 2004 was a one-day event for undergraduate students that explored opportunities and challenges in careers in the geosciences. This segment features Lixion Avila of the National Hurricane Center.

Chris Bedford (Sailing Weather Services) Mar. 30, 2004
Chris Bedford - Who Knows Where You'll End Up and Who You'll End Up Influencing?
(13 minutes, webcast)
Talk 11 of 19. GEO Forum 2004 was a one-day event for undergraduate students that explored opportunities and challenges in careers in the geosciences. This segment features Christopher Bedford, a consulting meteorologist with Sailing Weather Services.

Kevin Petty (National Transportation Safety Board) Mar. 30, 2004
Kevin Petty - Who Knows Where You'll End Up and Who You'll End Up Influencing?
(10 minutes, webcast)
Talk 12 of 19. GEO Forum 2004 was a one-day event for undergraduate students that explored opportunities and challenges in careers in the geosciences. This segment features NCAR scientist Kevin Petty.

Piers Sellers (NASA) Mar. 30, 2004
So, You Want to be an Astronaut??
(43 minutes, webcast)
Talk 14 of 19. GEO Forum 2004 was a one-day event for undergraduate students that explored opportunities and challenges in careers in the geosciences. This segment features Earth scientist and astronaut Piers Sellers.

David Jhirad (World Resources Institute) Mar. 30, 2004
David Jhirad - The Rest of Your Life: How to Make a Real Difference
(14 minutes, webcast)
Talk 15 of 19. GEO Forum 2004 was a one-day event for undergraduate students that explored opportunities and challenges in careers in the geosciences. This segment features David Jhirad of the World Resources Institute.

Maria Pirone (Atmospheric and Environmental Research) Mar. 30, 2004
Maria Pirone - The Rest of Your Life: How to Make a Real Difference
(27 minutes, webcast)
Talk 16 of 19. GEO Forum 2004 was a one-day event for undergraduate students that explored opportunities and challenges in careers in the geosciences. This segment features Maria Pirone of Atmospheric & Environmental Research.

Rodney Hunt (RS Information Systems) Mar. 30, 2004
Rodney Hunt - The Rest of Your Life: How to Make a Real Difference
(23 minutes, webcast)
Talk 17 of 19. GEO Forum 2004 was a one-day event for undergraduate students that explored opportunities and challenges in careers in the geosciences. This segment features Rodney Hunt of RS Information Systems.

 


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