CIRES/NOAA Science@Home

Speaker Series | Connecting your virtual classroom directly with scientists

CIRES/NOAA Science@Home

The CIRES/NOAA Science-at-Home webinar series is intended to connect middle and high school students that are now in the virtual/remote learning landscape with scientists. Each webinar features a 10-15 minute presentation by scientists about how they got into science, what they do as a scientist, and what it is that they research, followed by 10-15 minutes of live Q&A.

Webinars can be viewed in any order as each stand-alone. 

These webinars ran weekly in Spring and Fall 2020 and feature a broad range of scientists working in climate science, polar science, ocean science, and atmospheric science.

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Webinars in This Series

Videos

MOSAiC: Polar Science with Lianna Nixon
MOSAiC: Polar Science with Lianna Nixon

Videographer Lianna Nixon presents about her experiences on the MOSAiC Expedition and filming a planetarium show in the Arctic Circle.

Environmental Economics with Matthew Burgess
Environmental Economics with Matthew Burgess

Dr. Matthew Burgess talks about science policy and how math, economics, and climate science are related.

Dr. Matthew Burgess is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies, with a courtesy appointment in Economics. His research focuses on natural resource management, endangered species conservation, and…

About Arctic Sea Ice with Walt Meier
About Arctic Sea Ice with 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…

Ice Dynamics with Twila Moon
Ice Dynamics with Twila Moon

In this Science@Home Twila Moon presents on Greenland and Ice Dynamics.

Dr. Twila Moon studies ice dynamics, ice sheet-ocean interaction, ice loss and freshwater flux, ice-ecosystem connections, hydrology of glaciers and ice sheets, glacier-sea ice interaction. She is the lead scientist on the Changing Ice…

Radar & Remote Sensing of Glaciers with Ryan Cassotto
Radar & Remote Sensing of Glaciers with 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 particular…

Fossils: Earth's History & Dinosaur Extinction with Julio Sepúlveda
Fossils: Earth's History & Dinosaur Extinction with 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…

The Changing Arctic Carbon Cycle with Aleya Kaushik
The Changing Arctic Carbon Cycle with Aleya Kaushik

In this presentation, Dr. Aleya Kaushik, a CIRES postdoctoral fellow working on water-carbon cycle interactions at NOAA GMD, presents on the Arctic Climate Cycle.

Community Action, Carbon Cycle, Climate Education
Hurricanes with Rosimar Rios-Berrios
Hurricanes with 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…

Natural Hazards, People and Health
Seismology with Mel Zhang
Seismology with Mel Zhang

In this video, Mel Zhang presents on: Seismology: What It Is and How I Got Into It

Mel is a graduate student at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she studies the seismology of subduction margins where slow slip events ("slow earthquakes") have been observed. She's interested in the interactions and…

Natural Hazards
Wildfires and Insects Kill Trees: with Mike Koontz
Wildfires and Insects Kill Trees: with Mike Koontz

Dr. Koontz presented on: Understanding Where Wildfires and Insects Kill Trees Using Drones and Satellites

Michael is a postdoc with the Earth Lab and CIRES at the University of Colorado in Boulder working with …

Wildfire, Natural Hazards
Wildfires & Crop Burning Smoke with Shuka Schwarz
Wildfires & Crop Burning Smoke with Shuka Schwarz

Joshua (Shuka) Schwarz is a research scientist in NOAA's Chemical Science Laboratory. In this presentation he talks about wildfire and crop burning smoke and what it's like to be a scientist.

Natural Hazards, Wildfire
Flash Droughts with Andy Hoell
Flash Droughts with Andy Hoell

Dr. Hoell presents on: Flash Drought

(Flash Droughts are defined as an event with greater than or equal to two categories degradation in a four-week period based on the U.S. Drought Monitor.)

Andy Hoell works in NOAA's Physical Sciences Laboratory. He researches the predictability of weather and…

Drought, Natural Hazards
The Formation of New Guinea & History of Our Climate with Peter Martin
The Formation of New Guinea & History of Our Climate with Peter Martin

Dr. Peter Martin presented on his research in and of New Guinea. In particular, when did it form and how it impacted historical climate change. 

This webinar is part of the CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home series. 

Geomagnetism with CrowdMag
Geomagnetism with CrowdMag

Dr. Rick Saltus, and Dr. Neesha Schnepf presented on their recent research in geomagnetism and talk about their crowd-sourcing app: CrowdMag

This webinar is part of the CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home series. 

Geomagnetism, Community Action
Burial of Alaskan Forests: Glacier Detachments with Mylène Jacquemart
Burial of Alaskan Forests: Glacier Detachments with Mylène Jacquemart

In this webinar, Mylène Jacquemart talked about her research working to ID triggers of sudden glacier detachments: destructive glacial process that buried kilometers of Alaskan forest.

Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions with Elizabeth Thompson
Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions with 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…

Microbial life in Antarctic soils (and Mars): with Noah Fierer
Microbial life in Antarctic soils (and Mars): with Noah Fierer

In this webinar, Dr. Noah Fierer presented on his recent work looking at the microorganisms living in soils of Antarctica, one of the driest and coldest places on Earth. He discussed how and why he went to Antarctica to study these microorganisms and what they can tell us about life on our planet and the potential…

Soil Science, Biology and Ecosystems
The Greenland Ice Sheet with Lincoln Pitcher
The Greenland Ice Sheet with 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.

Stratospheric Polar Vortex & Weather with Amy Butler
Stratospheric Polar Vortex & Weather with Amy Butler

In this webinar, Dr. Amy Butler talked about the Polar Vortex. She focused on why she became an atmospheric scientist, presented a brief overview of the stratosphere and the ozone layer, and discussed how we might use information about the stratospheric polar vortex to make extended-range weather forecasts.

Precipitation with Janice Bytheway
Precipitation with Janice Bytheway

In this webinar, Dr. Janice Bytheway talked about precipitation - how it forms, and a little bit on how we observe and predict it.

Antarctica with Ted Scambos
Antarctica with Ted Scambos

In this webinar, check back for the recording, Dr. Ted Scambos presented a 'science travelogue' for the continent of Antarctica. His nineteen expeditions to Antarctica, in every region of the continent and the sea ice that surrounds it, has made him an expert in the field. 

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