Vislab staff worked with CGD scientists Marika Holland and David Bailey to produce several visualizations of CCSM4 monthly sea ice concentration. The visualizations show comparisons of monthly model output with observed concentrations from 1979-2007 and projections of how conditions could change in the future.
Additionally, VETS staff collaborated with CGD scientist Synte Peacock to produce CCSM4 animations (1,2) of spring snowpack projections and how climate change could affect wolverine populations. Peacock's research indicates that wolverines are threatened by the reduction of springtime snow cover that wolverines rely on to protect and shelter newborn kits, and by increasing August temperatures that may be beyond what the species can tolerate.
The tools used for these projects include NCL and Blender software.