El Niño is one example of a kind of climate variability that is well
understood by a small group of scientists, but very poorly understood by
I believe visualization technology is one method that could help
disseminate current scientific knowledge about El Niño to the educated
public. Over the last year I have created an animation to communicate
the essence of El Niño phenomenon.
It is free to use this animation in your class, but please send email to me what class you want to use this.
Please send me your(students) comments as well. ts24_atmark_duke.edu ----- Enjoy!
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Intermediate BIOLOGY, Spring 2011 at the The British School Quito
Oceanography class, fall 2010 at University of San Francisco
Earth Systems and Processes (GEOG1011),fall 2009 at the University of Worcester, UK
MARINE BIOLOGY, Summer and Fall 2009 at University of Washington
FYI - I watched all four of these excellent videos. And I must say,
that you will never see El Nino the same. You will actually understand
what it means! Plus he made some great animations/computer models that
make visualizing what El Nino means all the more comprehensible
Same here watched all four videos. Excellent videos! If you have the time do watch them.
I loved the animation in support. Animation which clarifies and
tells the story clearly, when words alone often fail. This is the best
presentation I have seen on the El Nin?o. Now I wonder if I can convince
him to do the PDO and the NAO too!
holy crap, Tachiro. That was massively more fascinating than I
anticipated. I can't even imagine the amount of work that went into
producing this. ... Very well done!
Excellent presentation and very well done! This has got to be the
best presentation and explanation of El Nino I've come across. Seeing
that I can now comprehend what El Nino and La Nina are, which is a feat
in itself. Not only that but will now be able to explain it. Bravo!
I congratulate you on a marvelous series on El Ni?o and I echo the
fact that it is one of a kind. ... Again, forgive this rant, your level
of accomplishment is very high. Maybe someday your group will get the
bug to do an animation of the on-shore dynamics that accompany the ocean
This is wonderful. It takes a very complex topic and breaks it down into understandable parts.
Taichiro has put together a series of videos on El Nino that are
superb! I learned some new things and I suspect most Meteorologists who
are not active in researching ENSO science will too.
If you want to use this animation in a conference, a peer-reviewed paper or other scientific report, please cite it as follows:
Sakagami, T., R.B. Brady, and R.T. Barber, El Nino Animation V1.25. Available Online: http://www.duke.edu/~ts24/ENSO
You can watch those animations through Youtube. Animation resolution is worse than this site.
Old version 2008/10 V1.1 is here.
3D Globe image is in this site and animation: CSIRO.
Kelp and Sardines: Califorina Department of Fish & Game
Wall Street: Wall street trader
This web page is using Shadowbox.js to show the QuikTime animations