NASA's Dynamic Earth Film Contains Stunning Animations and Visualizations

Posted on June 19, 2012

There are some amazing animations in NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio's Dynamic Earth project. The film explores the inner workings of Earth's climate system. The visualizations in the film are based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations. The full-length Dynamic Earth presentation is narrated by actor Liam Neeson and illustrates how equilibrium between Earth's climatic systems sustains life and what could happen if the balance is tipped. The videos below include the Dynamic Earth Marine Biosphere Excerpt, the Hurricane Katrina visualization and an animation that shows how Earth uses energy it absorbs from the Sun to power its climate engine. Take a look:

The stunning 24-minute, ultra-high resolution, full-dome show is a joint production of NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS) in Greenbelt, Md., Spitz Creative Media in Chadds Ford, Pa., the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ill., the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Colo., and Thomas Lucas Productions in Ossining, N.Y. The show is now playing at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., at the Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville, Fla., and will launch at the Museum of Science, Boston, Mass., this summer. You can find out more about Dynamic Earth here.