Water and Oceans

CIRES/NOAA Science-at-Home: Walt Meier

Dr. Walt Meier presents on Sea Ice (What it is and why we study it) Dr. Walt Meier is an expert in sea ice with the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). His research focuses on studying the changing sea ice cover using satellite sensors and investigation of impacts of the declining Arctic sea ice on climate…

CIRES/NOAA Science@Home Climate and Weather, Polar Science, Water and Oceans
Science-at-Home w/ Twila Moon
CIRES/NOAA Science@Home Climate and Weather, Polar Science, Water and Oceans
CIRES/NOAA Science-at-Home: Ryan Cassotto

Dr. Ryan Cassotto presents on: Radars and Remote Sensing of Glaciers

 

Ryan is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado. His research interests are in the geophysical deformation of the shallow earth, with a…

CIRES/NOAA Science@Home Climate and Weather, Polar Science, Water and Oceans
CIRES/NOAA Science-at-Home: Julio Sepúlveda

What do fossil molecules tell us about Earth’s history and the extinction of dinosaurs? In this presentation, Dr. Julio Sepúlveda weaves together chemistry, biology, history, and paleoclimatology. Julio is an Earth scientist who studies the co-evolution of life and climate over geological timescales, all the way…

CIRES/NOAA Science@Home Climate and Weather, Water and Oceans
CIRES/NOAA Serie La Ciencia-en-Casa con Rosimar Rios-Berrios

La Dra. Ríos-Berrios presentará su investigación sobre huracanes.

Dr. Rios-Berrios also gave this presentation in English, here.

CIRES/NOAA Serie La Ciencia-en-Casa Atmospheric Science, Climate and Weather, Water and Oceans
CIRES/NOAA Science@Home w/ Rosimar Rios-Berrios

In this webinar, Dr. Rosimar Rios-Berrios presented on her research in hurricanes, cyclones, and forecasting.

Dr. Rosimar Rios-Berrios works in the Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology Lab at UCAR in Boulder. Her research broadly focuses on tropical…

CIRES/NOAA Science@Home Atmospheric Science, Climate and Weather, Water and Oceans
M7 L5: Pollution in the Arctic with Dr. Katrin Vorkamp

This video is part of a collection - “Frozen in the Ice: Exploring the Arctic." Check out the MOSAiC page for more details.

In this specific lesson, Dr. Katrin Vorkamp describes the Arctic as a recipient of global pollution. You'll learn how…

MOSAiC Polar Science, Water and Oceans
M7 L3: Arctic Climate System and Pan-Arctic Connections with Dr. James Overland

This video is part of a collection - “Frozen in the Ice: Exploring the Arctic." Check out the MOSAiC page for more details.

In this specific lesson, Dr. James Overland discusses how sea ice loss can cause major changes in the Arctic climate…

MOSAiC Climate and Weather, Polar Science, Water and Oceans
M6 L4: Arctic Regional Modeling with Dr. Wieslaw Maslowski

This video is part of a collection - “Frozen in the Ice: Exploring the Arctic." Check out the MOSAiC page for more details.

In this specific lesson, Dr. Wieslaw Maslowski explains the process of formulating regional models of the Arctic. You'…

MOSAiC Polar Science, Water and Oceans
M6 L3: Arctic Short-Term Forecasting with Dr. Amy Solomon

This video is part of a collection - “Frozen in the Ice: Exploring the Arctic." Check out the MOSAiC page for more details.

In this specific lesson, Dr. Amy Solomon will teach you about her role in MOSAiC in coordinating international…

MOSAiC Climate and Weather, Polar Science, Water and Oceans
M5 L8: Why Study the Arctic Ecosystem? with Dr. Brice Loose

This video is part of a collection - “Frozen in the Ice: Exploring the Arctic." Check out the MOSAiC page for more details.

In this specific lesson, Dr. Brice Loose covers the topics of microbial carbon cycling and ocean circulation. He poses…

MOSAiC Polar Science, Water and Oceans
M4 L8: Why Study Sea Ice? with Dr. Marcel Nicolaus

This video is part of a collection - “Frozen in the Ice: Exploring the Arctic." Check out the MOSAiC page for more details.

In this specific lesson, Dr. Marcel Nicolaus describes his role as MOSAiC's sea ice team leader and why their work is…

MOSAiC Atmospheric Science, Polar Science, Water and Oceans
M4 L4: Sunlight & Arctic Sea Ice with Dr. Bonnie Light

This video is part of a collection - “Frozen in the Ice: Exploring the Arctic." Check out the MOSAiC page for more details.

In this specific lesson, Dr. Bonnie Light adds new meaning to her name! You'll learn about sunlight's vital role in…

MOSAiC Climate and Weather, Polar Science, Water and Oceans
M4 L2: The Story of Sea Ice with Dr. Julienne Stroeve

This video is part of a collection - “Frozen in the Ice: Exploring the Arctic." Check out the MOSAiC page for more details.

In this specific lesson, Dr. Julienne Stroeve explains her research with MOSAiC in studying Arctic sea ice thickness.…

MOSAiC Polar Science, Water and Oceans
M3 L1: Module 3 Overview

This video is part of a collection - “Frozen in the Ice: Exploring the Arctic." Check out the MOSAiC page for more details.

In this video, Drs. Anne Gold and Matthew Shupe quickly overview Module 3: Ocean.

MOSAiC Water and Oceans
CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home: Elizabeth Thompson

In this webinar, Dr. Elizabeth Thompson discussed how learning about weather can also teach us a lot about the ocean - it's the same but backwards. The oceans impact weather across the entire world, but these invisible interactions are some of the most difficult to measure or predict. This webinar is part of the…

CIRES/NOAA Science@Home Atmospheric Science, Water and Oceans
CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home: Lincoln Pitcher

In this webinar, Dr. Lincoln Pitcher presented on recent research about meltwater production, transport and export from the Greenland Ice Sheet. He talked about what glacier hydrology field research in Greenland is like, and why studying Greenland Ice Sheet hydrologic processes is important.

CIRES/NOAA Science@Home Climate and Weather, Polar Science, Water and Oceans
What Does the Future Hold?

In the final video lecture of the series, Eric Gordon and Anne Gold from CIRES wrap up the series by giving an overview of the previous lectures and discussing possibilities of future challenges facing water in the west.

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
A Collision of Impacts: The Water Energy Nexus

In this lecture, Kristen Averyt from the University of Colorado Boulder gives a lecture on the link between water and energy, also known as the Water-Energy Nexus. Learn about how water can generate power. This video is part of the Water in the Western US project.

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
Doing More With Less: Water Conservation and New Supplies in Las Vegas

In this part of the Water in the Western US lecture series, Eric Gordon from the University of Colorado Boulder discusses the rapid growth of Las Vegas and the history of its water use. This western water story can help us learn about how desert towns can improve their water sustainability.

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
Science, Management, and Reality: The Story of the California Bay Delta

Peter Goodwin and Phil Isenberg of the Delta Stewardship Council gave this lecture on the story of the California Bay Delta. They discuss complex management issues with California's water supply and more. This video is part of the Water in the Western US project.

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
Understanding Water Quality Impacts: Boulder Creek Case Study

In this video, Sheila Murphy from the US Geological Survey gives a lecture on the effects that wildfire has on water quality and quantity. This lecture is part of the Water in the Western US project.

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
A Growing Controversy: Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Supplies

This lecture by Dr. Mark Williams from the University of Colorado Boulder gives an overview on the controversial topic of hydraulic fracturing (also known as "fracking"). What is it and how does it affect our water supply? This video is part of the Water in the Western US project.

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
Physical Attributes of the Colorado River and Experimental Flows in the Grand Canyon

This lecture by Dr. Jack Schmidt from Utah State University gives an overview on the physical attributes of the Colorado River and how that affects river restoration. This video is part of the Water in the Western US lecture series.

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
The Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study

In this lecture, Dr. Ken Novak from the US Bureau of Reclamation examines a case study on the water supply and demand of the Colorado River Basin. Learn about how increasing demand for water affects reservoirs and other infrastructure. This is part of the Water in the Western US lecture series.

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
Climate and the Colorado River Basin Past, Present, and Future

This video features Jeff Lukas from CIRES' Western Water Assessment who discusses the overall climate patterns of the Colorado River Basin, and how we can use this information to study the past, present, and future climate of the western United States. This video is part of the Water in the Western US lecture…

Water in the Western US Atmospheric Science, Climate and Weather, Water and Oceans
History of Development of the Colorado River Basin

In this video, Dr. Paul Lander from the University of Colorado Boulder gives a lecture on the history of two important dams: Hoover and Glen Canyon. This is part of the Water in the Western US lecture series.

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
Geographic and Physical Overview of the Colorado River Basin

CIRES' Anne Gold delivers a lecture on the physical geographic overview of the Colorado River Basin and the legal and political aspects of water management in the west. This is part of the Water in the Western US lecture series.

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
Water Demand for Urban Areas

In this lecture, Dr. Joanna Endter-Wada from Utah State University discusses water demand for urban areas. Learn about the nature of urban water demand, urban water management, and more. This is part of the Water in the Western US lecture series.

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
Water Demand for Agriculture

Dr. Reagan Waskom, director of the Colorado Water Institute at Colorado State University, provides an overview on agricultural water use in the west. Learn about types of agriculture, how water is used in agriculture, and why so much water is needed for agriculture in the west. This video is part of the Water in…

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
Impacts of Climate Change in the Interior West

This video features Eric Gordon, who delivers a lecture on the effects that climate change will have on water in the Western United States. This is part of the Water in the Western US lecture series.

Water in the Western US Climate and Weather, Water and Oceans
River and Flash Flooding

Research scientist Dr. Kelly Mahoney explores rivers and flash flooding in the west. This video covers different kinds of floods, what causes flash flooding, why flash flooding is more of a risk in the Western US, and what happened in the 2013 Front Range floods. This video is part of the Water in the Western US…

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
Watershed Impacts

In this lecture, Eric Gordon covers how the state of watersheds in the west can impact life in the surrounding areas. This includes an overview of the effects of wildfires, bark beetle infestations, and desert dust deposition on snow on the watershed. This video is part of the Water in the Western US lecture series…

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
Groundwater Resources

In this video, Dr. Ben Livneh from CIRES at the University of Colorado Boulder gives an overview of all things groundwater in the Western United States. This video is part of the Water in the Western US lecture series.

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
Water Quality, Aquatic Habitat, and Drinking Water

This lecture by Anne Gold discusses water quality challenges in the Western United States and how that affects aquatic habitats and drinking water. This video covers streamflow, salinity, pollution, sediment load, and more. This video is part of the Water in the Western US lecture series.

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
Climate in the Western US and Water Resources

Jeff Lukas with Western Water Assessment discusses how the climate of the Western United States affects the availability of water resources. Learn more about the natural processes that drive our water cycle in the Western United States. This video is part of the Water in the Western US lecture series.

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
Environmental Flows and the Endangered Species Act

This lecture by Dr. Mark Squillace of the University of Colorado Law School covers water, public rights, and the Endangered Species Act. This video is part of the Water in the Western US lecture series.

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
Interstate Water Conflicts and Agreements

Interstate Streams Division Administrator for the Wyoming State Engineer's Office, Sue Lowry, gives a lecture on important things to know about how interstate water conflicts can be resolved in the United States. This video is part of the Water in the Western US lecture series.

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
Prior Appropriation

In this video, Assistant Attorney General Kate Ryan from the Colorado Supreme Court gives an overview of water rights across the Western US and the Prior Appropriation Doctrine. Learn why this doctrine is important for learning about water in the west. This video is part of the Water in the Western US project.

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
Water Storage and Delivery Infrastructure

In this video, Dr. Anne Gold from CU Boulder explains the importance of infrastructure for the storage and delivery of water in the dry Western United States. Learn all about the history of this infrastructure and how it has helped societies in the Western United States. This video is part of the Water in the…

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
Native American Tribes and Water

In this video, Julie Nania from the High Country Conservation Advocates discusses tribal water uses in the Western United States. Learn more about the historical cultural relationship between Native American tribes and natural water. This video is part of the Water in the Western US lecture series.

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
History and Development of Water in the West

Dr. Paul Lander from the University of Colorado Boulder gives a lecture on the history of water resources in the Western United States, from the pre-colonial time period onward. This video is part of the Water in the Western US lecture series.

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
Review of the Water Cycle (with a focus on the Western US)

In this video Anne Gold and Eric Gordon give a brief review on the different processes involved in the water cycle, specifically in the Western United States.

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
Geography of the West

Eric Gordon and Anne Gold give an overview on the geographic features that define the Western United States, both physical and political.

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
Important Things to Know About the Course

Eric Gordon and Anne Gold give an overview on the basics of the various subjects covered in the Water in the Western US lecture series.

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
Why Study Water in the West?

This video serves as an introduction to the Water in the Western US lecture series. The instructors Anne Gold and Eric Gordon explain the importance of learning about water in the Western United States.

Water in the Western US Water and Oceans
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Esta película fue hecha por estudiantes de LOCC en Puerto Rico en el verano de 2019.

Lentes en Cambio Climático (LECC) Community Action and Solutions, Community Produced, Water and Oceans
Save Timothy

Meet Timothy, the sea turtle who has been forced to leave his home due to ocean pollution. This video was made by Upward Bound Math Science LOCC students in during the summer of 2019.

Lens on Climate Change (LOCC) Community Action and Solutions, Community Produced, Water and Oceans
COSEE 2009 "Life at Sea"

NOAA scientist Ludovic Bariteau describes what it's like to do research at sea during his lecture at COSEE 2009. 

COSEE 2009 "Disappearing Arctic Sea Ice"

CIRES scientist Ola Persson discusses his research on the relationship between the radiative balance and sea ice at COSEE 2009.

Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence Polar Science, Water and Oceans
COSEE 2009 "Wind Patterns and Ocean Currents"

Lesley Smith goes over the basics of global wind patterns and ocean currents during COSEE 2009.

Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence Atmospheric Science, Climate and Weather, Water and Oceans
COSEE 2009 "Climate: Its is all about the Sun! Or is it"

NOAA scientist Chris Fairall discusses the global energy balance and why the ocean is the big boss of the climate system response during COSEE 2009.

Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence Climate and Weather, Water and Oceans
COSEE 2009 "Air-Sea Interaction and Climate"

Jeff Hare gives a lecture about air-sea interactions and their effect on biological processes during COSEE 2009.

Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence Atmospheric Science, Water and Oceans
COSEE 2011 Nolan Doesken "Taking the Pulse of Colorado's Climate"

This video in the COSEE lecture series features Nolan Doesken, State Climatologist, Colorado Climate Center, and Professor at Colorado State University's Atmospheric Science Department.

Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence Climate and Weather, Water and Oceans
COSEE 2011 Bob Glancy "Weather in Colorado"

Bob Glancy, Weather Forecasting Meteorologist at NOAA's National Weather Service, gives a lecture on weather patterns in Colorado at COSEE 2011.

Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence Climate and Weather, Water and Oceans
COSEE 2011 Mark Squillace "Water Law in a Nutshell"

Professor Mark Squillace, Director of the Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Colorado Law School, gives an overview of water law at COSEE 2011.

COSEE 2011 Joe Barsugli "Colorado's Climate in a Glass of Water"

Joseph Barsugli of Western Water Assessment and CIRES presents on Colorado's climate using a "glass of water" analogy. This lecture was given at COSEE 2011.

Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence Climate and Weather, Water and Oceans
COSEE 2012 David Noone "Tracking the Hyrdologic Cycle from Atoms to the Globe"

CIRES Fellow David Noone lectures to science educators about the water cycle from your backyard to the global perspective at COSEE 2012.

COSEE 2012 Brian Ebel "Post-Wildfire Hydrology at Fourmile Canyon, CO"

United States Geological Survey (USGS) Hydrologist Brian Ebel talks about post forest fire hydrology, flash floods, and Boulder Colorado's Four Mile Canyon Fire at COSEE 2012.

Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence Climate and Weather, Water and Oceans
COSEE 2012 Joe Barsugli "Climate in a Glass of Water: Colorado River"

Western Water Assessment's Joseph Barsugli talks on water in the west, the Colorado river and more at COSEE 2012.

Unique Polar Processes

This peer-reviewed educational video describes sea ice and land ice processes that are unique to polar regions. It is aimed at an undergraduate non-science major level. The video was produced by a team of CIRES scientists in collaboration with CIRES Education and Outreach. Video production was funded by Professor…

The Polar Bear Project Polar Science, Water and Oceans
ICEE: Baylor Fox-Kemper

CIRES Fellow Dr. Baylor Fox-Kemper goes over the basics of climate vs. weather, climate variability and how maritime and continental climates differ.

Inspiring Climate Education Excellence (ICEE) Climate and Weather, Water and Oceans
ICEE: Steven Nerem

The Earth is warming differently in different areas. Specifically, the Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the globe. Watch CIRES Fellow Dr. Steven Nerem's lecture on modern day sea level change and satellite technology.

Inspiring Climate Education Excellence (ICEE) Climate and Weather, Polar Science, Water and Oceans

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