What is it like to work at the National Center for Atmospheric Research? Students can go behind-the-scenes, live with NCAR experts to ask questions and learn about their work
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Our planet’s air, ocean, ice, land, humans, and much more are continuously interacting to create our complex Earth system. Thousands of climate researchers use Earth system models made up of thousands of math equations run on supercomputers to create an accurate representation of the whole planet. The most robust Earth system models are compared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in reports that summarize predictions of future climate change. Join us this month to discover how climate scientists like Cecile Hannay work everyday to improve global climate models to accurately simulate conditions over hundreds of years, so that we can better predict how our planet's climate will likely change.
LENGTH: 40 minutes
GRADES: Designed for Middle & High School, but all welcome
CONNECTION: We will connect using Zoom. All you need is a computer or smart device connected to the internet.
SUBMITTING QUESTIONS: Questions will be submitted live during the program via chat or webcam. If you have students who can't make the program live, you can also submit them in advance using this form: https://bit.ly/NCARQuestions
RECORDING: A recording of the program will be made available online following the program.