Tracking Earth's Energy Flow

Presenter: Kevin Trenberth, NCAR Distinguished Senior Scientis
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2014

How is Earth's incoming and outgoing energy tracked and measured? How accurate are these measurements and how do they vary over time? What tools are used, when did measurements of Earth's incoming and outgoing radiation begin, and what other tools are on the horizon?

Hear from Kevin Trenberth, distinguished senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and one of the world's premiere climate scientists studying Earth's energy budget. What tools and datasets does Trenberth rely upon in his research, and where are greatest improvements needed and anticipated and from where? Listen, watch, and find out.

Topics:Earth System, Climate and Climate Change, Human Impacts, Research Tools, Computer Modeling, Data and Data Analysis
Audience:General public, Middle school, High school

Production, Editing: T. Eastburn

Media Credits: K. Trenberth and colleagues, NOAA, NASA, Videoblocks, Smart Sound