Animated Climate Model By Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

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This is a still image from an animated, long-range climate model by the US Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL/NOAA). Here's the animated link. The frames step through future quite rapidly, so be sure to play the animation several times to grasp what is going on. [Quicktime only. Let it download for a minute before you press play.] There are plenty of other animated climate visions as well. Let us know what you think. Do these animations have more emotional impact than a narrative description or personal testimony by a scientist? For the geeks, there's enough open source code on this site to choke every horse in a Think Tank stable. Pretty cool.

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