explores the inner workings of Earth's climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes.

Dynamic Earth explores concepts and terms essential to understanding the climate:

· The relationship of Earth and the Sun. The Earth is close enough to the Sun to bask in its warmth, thanks to a series of natural defenses, including its magnetic field.

· Life and the carbon cycle. Earth's climate control system depends on the ability of living organisms to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store it long term.

· Plate tectonics and its role in the carbon cycle. Audiences will learn that CO2 emissions from human activities now outpace volcanoes 200 fold.

· Comparision with Venus. The story of our sister planet shows just how unique Earth is in its ability to regulate atmospheric CO2 and global temperatures.

· Perspective on climate change. The program fills in major gaps in the public's understanding of climate change, by placing it in a broader context of what shapes Earth's climate.

Dynamic Earth is the result of a two-year long collaboration between Spitz Creative Media, the Advanced Visualization Lab at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois, NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio, and Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc. Produced in association with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and NASA Earth Science. Narrated by Academy-Award nominated actor Liam Neeson. This project is supported by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Film Office. 24 minutes.

Languages: Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Cantonese, Czech, English, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish


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Dynamic Earth excerpts screened at:
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Dynamic Earth Trailer. Narrated by Liam Neeson.


In Dynamic Earth, the audience dives below the ocean surface and into a swarm of microscopic organisms that hold the key to our climate: DIATOMS, RADIOLARIANS, COPEPODS, and colorful OCTUPUS LARVAE: all rendered in exquisite detail for giant screens. As these creatures fade into the background, the audience finds itself in the middle of schools of JACKFISH and HAMMERHEAD SHARKS, before rubbing shoulders with an enormous HUMPBACK WHALE.


This visualization shows one of the largest simulations ever computed for Hurricane Katrina. The National Center for Atmospheric Research computed a complex numerical model that evolves the conditions of the storm resulting in a simulation that closely matches the actual event. The visualization was created by the Advanced Visualization Laboratory at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois. Click HERE for more info.


Take a journey to the bottom of the sea and experience the frightening beauty of an abyssal volcano, as it releases carbon that has been stored deep in the earth for millennia.