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Podcasts

GFDL Podcasts

MP3 audio from GFDL’s scientists

The GFDL Hurricane Model

Research Meteorologist Morris Bender discusses how the GFDL Hurricane
Model began, the collaborative effort behind the model, the future of hurricane
modeling, and discusses careers in the field.

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for the transcript. (July 18, 2007)

Morris Bender
MP3 File TITLE TIME SIZE AUDIO PLAYER

Part 1
Introduction and discussion of the development of the GFDL Hurricane
Model
3:46 3.63 MB

Part 2
The collaborative process in development of the GFDL Hurricane Model 3:32 3.41 MB

Part 3
The future of hurricane modeling and careers in the field 2:54 2.59 MB

Parts 1-3
Parts 1-3 combined into one MP3 file 13:34 13.1 MB

The Challenges of Modeling Climate Change and Variability

Research Meteorologist Keith W. Dixon
discusses the role of GFDL in climate modeling, what a model is, and how
researchers work to improve models.

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for the transcript. (July 18, 2007)

Keith Dixon
MP3 File TITLE TIME SIZE AUDIO PLAYER

Part 1
Introduction, what is a climate model 3:54 3.75 MB

Part 2
How do you improve climate models 2:44 2.64 MB

Part 3
Role of GFDL in development of climate modeling 1:38 1.58 MB

Part 4
His career choice, and thoughts on careers in science 3:47 3.65 MB

Parts 1-4
Parts 1-4 combined into one MP3 file 12:12 11.72 MB

The Interaction of Oceans & Climate

Oceanographer Dr. Anand Gnanadesikan
discusses how oceans and climate interact, the challenges of modeling the
two, what we don’t know yet, and the most significant impact of climate
change on the oceans.

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for the transcript.(July 17, 2007)

Anand Gnanadesikan
MP3 File TITLE TIME SIZE AUDIO PLAYER

Part 1
Introduction and discussion of how the ocean affects climate 3:56 3.78 MB

Part 2
How climate affects the ocean 2:07 2.05 MB

Part 3
What we don’t know about the ocean-climate relationship 2:54 2.79 MB

Part 4
The Ocean-Carbon Cycle 2:12 2.11 MB

Part 5
The most significant impact of climate change on the ocean 2:27 2.37 MB

Part 6
His career choice, and thoughts on careers in science 5:31 5.31 MB

Parts 1-6
Parts 1-6 combined into one MP3 file 19:20 18.6 MB

Climate & Hydrologic Research

US Geological Survey Hydrologist Chris Milly discusses his role at GFDL,
human influences on water availability, and careers in science.

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for the transcript. (July 18, 2007)

Chris Milly
MP3 File TITLE TIME SIZE AUDIO PLAYER

Part 1
Introduction and discussion of why a USGS hydrologist is positioned
with GFDL
1:59 1.94 MB

Part 2
Human influences on water availability 3:23 3.27 MB

Part 3
How he’s using the GFDL climate model for making water availability
projections
1:21 1.31 MB

Part 4
Projections for changes in water availability 1:55 1.85 MB

Part 5
His career choice and careers in science 2:39 2.55 MB

Parts 1-5
Parts 1-5 combined into one MP3 file 12:12 10.91 MB

Global Warming, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change

Physical Scientist Ron Stouffer
discusses the evidence for global warming, his role with the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change, and careers in climate research.

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for the transcript. (July 18, 2007)

Ron Stouffer
MP3 File TITLE TIME SIZE AUDIO PLAYER

Part 1
Introduction and discussion of the evidence for Global Warming 3:51 3.72 MB

Part 2
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and NOAA’s role with the
IPCC
5:32 5.36 MB

Part 3
His career choice and careers in climate research 4:20 4.51 MB

Parts 1-3
Parts 1-3 combined into one MP3 file 12:12 15.2 MB