Ocean and Atmospheric Physics

“What Can Dust Reveal about Past Climates?” with Jerry McManus, Gisela Winckler, and Allison Jacobel

“What Can Dust Reveal about Past Climates?” with Jerry McManus, Gisela Winckler, and Allison Jacobel  Originally presented 22 Oct 2016 (Morningside Campus) Support in part by National Science Foundation Award #1502889  (Source: http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms10449)          Windblown dust plays important roles in influencing and recording climate change. In the atmosphere, dust contributes to the planetary albedo and … Continued

“Impact of CO2 on the Earth’s Environment: Science behind the Paris Climate Accord” with Taro Takahashi (19 Mar 2016)

“Impact of CO2 on the Earth’s Environment: Science behind the Paris Climate Accord”  with Taro Takahashi   Originally presented 19 Mar 2016 Workshop funded in part by NOAA Award Number NA15NOS0080223 through the National Ocean Service   We are honored to welcome back to E2C Dr. Taro Takahashi, the Ewing Lamont Research Professor and one … Continued

“Melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheets” with Frank Nitsche

“Melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheets– Ice and ocean interaction: consequences for sea-level rise” with Frank Nitsche   Originally presented 13 Feb 2016 Abstract: Satellite measurements are showing that the large ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are thinning and losing mass. The melting of these ice sheets is increasing sea level globally and endangering … Continued

“GEOTRACES Project Education Outreach: Demystifying Radioactivity” with Tim Kenna and Margie Turrin (22 Nov 2014)

“GEOTRACES Project Education Outreach: Demystifying Radioactivity” with Tim Kenna and Margie Turrin (22 Nov 2014)

“Demystifying Radioactivity” with Tim Kenna and Margie Turrin Originally presented: 22 November of 2014 Tim Kenna (LDEO Research Scientist) and Margie Turrin (LDEO Education Coordinator) return to E2C to share some innovative discoveries and present draft version of curriculum activities for teacher feedback. Radioactivity, both naturally occurring and anthropogenic, is highly debated and largely misunderstood. We … Continued

“Exploring the Southern Oceans with Ships and Satellites” and “Beneath the Ocean Floor: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It?” with Christopher Small and Gregory Mountain (Mar 2004)

“Exploring the Southern Oceans with Ships and Satellites” and “Beneath the Ocean Floor: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It?” with Guests: Christopher Small and Gregory Mountain     Originally presented 20 Mar 2004 Introductory Presentation by Dr. Michael J. Passow PowerPoint This is a large PowerPoint/html, best opened on a high-speed … Continued

“What Can Ocean Temperatures Tell Us about Climate in the Southern Hemisphere?” + “Uncovering the Secrets of Lake Vostok” with Martin Visbeck and Michael Studinger (Nov 2003)

“What Can Ocean Temperatures Tell Us about Climate in the Southern Hemisphere?” and “Uncovering the Secrets of Lake Vostok” Guest Scientists: Martin Visbeck and Michael Studinger  Originally presented 15 Nov 2003     Introductory Presentation by Dr. Michael J. Passow PowerPoint | Web Page Feel free to use any or all of our resources with your students. … Continued

“Why Is Europe Warmer than Canada? The Gulf Stream vs. Atmospheric Winds” with Martin Visbeck (Jan 2002)

“Why Is Europe Warmer than Canada? The Gulf Stream vs. Atmospheric Winds” with Dr. Martin Visbeck     Introduction by Dr. Michael J. Passow PowerPoint | HTML   Earth Science Content Dr. Visbeck will share his investigations about the North Atlantic air-sea interactions to explain why western Europe has a milder climate than eastern Canada. The technology … Continued

“Circulation and Winds: Exploring the Ocean with Satellites” with Donna Witter (Mar 2001)

“Circulation and Winds: Exploring the Ocean with Satellites” with Donna Witter (Mar 2001)

Circulation and Winds: Exploring the Ocean with Satellites  with Dr. Donna Witter  Originally presented March 10, 2001     Background information about Winds, Currents and Cores  Dr. Michael J. Passow  provided an overview of “Winds, Currents, and Cores” considered in today’s program. He also led participants through American Meteorological Society’s teacher-training activities about this topic: “Up, Down, and … Continued

Air-Sea Interactions with Martin Visbeck (Feb 2001)

Air-Sea Interactions with Martin Visbeck (Feb 2001)

Air-Sea Interactions with Dr. Martin Visbeck  Originally presented February 10, 2001   Background information about Air-Sea Interactions  Dr. Michael J. Passow will provide a brief overview (PowerPoint and HTML) at some of the key questions to be considered in today’s program. He will also lead participants through American Meteorological Society’s teacher-training activities about this topic. Air-Sea Interaction–Applications … Continued

“Winds, Currents and Cores” with Donna Witter (Mar 2000)

“Winds, Currents and Cores” with Dr. Donna Witter and Visit to the LDEO Deep-Sea Sediment Collection with Rusty Lotti Bond Originally presented 4 Mar 2000 Old Technology to New: Assembling a 100-Year Record of Ocean Winds from Ships and Satellites The recently launched NASA QuikSCAT satellite scatterometer is returning high-quality data that will be used by … Continued

“The North Atlantic Oscillation and Climate Variability” with Martin Visbeck (Feb 2000)

“The North Atlantic Oscillation and Climate Variability” with Martin Visbeck Originally presented Feb 5, 2000   Martin Visbeck  My main research interest is to understand the ocean’s role in the climate system and its consequences for society. How is decadal climate variability orchestrated? Does the ocean influence atmospheric variability in mid-latitudes? What is the North … Continued