Dynamic Earth

Appx. running time: 24 minutes
Producers: Spitz Creative Media, the
Advanced Visualization Lab at the
National Center for Supercomputing
Applications (University of Illinois),
NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio,
and Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc., in
association with the Denver Museum of
Nature & Science and NASA Earth Science

The award-winning Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth's climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-ed ge 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 swirl ing 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.