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Miscellaneous:  A Close Look at Clouds (Webcast)
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Have you ever wondered exactly what clouds are made of, or what the difference is between a cumulus and lenticular cloud? Clouds are an ever-present, ever-changing part of our natural landscape. They come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes, and capture our imagination with their endless permutations. Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty for a live Webcast about cloud physics. Paul will discuss the basic makeup of clouds, and explore some of the aspects that make them such a rich part of our daily lives.

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Date: January 16, 2010
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Physics

Keywords: clouds, wind, air, moisture, percipitation, lenticular, cumulus, sky

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After Dark:  Resolution:Media Artist Ken Murphy (Clip)
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Ken Murphy, creator of A History of the Sky— a time-lapse visualization that will span an entire year—talks about his project during the After Dark event, Resolution.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: January 7, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art, Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: ken murphy, history of the sky, time-lapse, installation, clouds, sky, video, weather, technology, art

Links: Ken Murphy's Website

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Saturn:  Saturn/Cassini Update: Our Heads in the Clouds (Webcast)
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Paul Doherty and Ron Hipschman discuss the clouds and atmosphere of Saturn. Learn how to make a cloud in your kitchen or an atmosphere in a soda bottle!

Project: Saturn: Jewel of the Solar System | Browse All

Date: October 15, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: atmosphere, atmosphere of saturn activity, soda bottle, one-liter soda bottle, cassini spacecraft, planets, chemical composition of the planets, turbulent orb exhibit, turbulent orb snack, turbulent orb activity, clouds, how clouds form, cloud chamber snack, saturn'

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Transit of Venus:  The Strange Atmosphere of the Planet Venus (Webcast)
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A series of sometimes fiery demonstrations shows what the pressure and composition of Venus’s atmosphere are like. This program was presented in conjunction with the Exploratorium’s webcast of the 2004 transit of Venus.

Project: The Rarest Eclipse: Transit of Venus | Browse All

Date: June 8, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Chemistry

Keywords: atmosphere of venus, the surface of venus, sublimation, air blast craters, clouds on venus

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Origins: Antarctica:  Antarctica Fractals with Benoit Mandelbrot (Webcast)
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In 1963 Benoit Mandelbrot introduced the fractal concept. Fractals are shapes or behaviors that have similar properties at all levels of magnification. Just as the sphere is a concept that unites raindrops, basketballs and Mars, so fractal is a concept that unites clouds, coastlines, plants and strange attractors. Dr. Mandelbrot dropped in for a visit during our 2001 series of webcasts about Antarctica. We took some time out from the freezing cold to interview him.

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 14, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Mathematics

Keywords: definition of fractal, fractal definition, science of roughness, geometry of roughness, roughness of clouds, roughness of cumulus clouds, fractal dimension, measuring topography of dry valleys, roughness of geology, variance of landscape, scale of invariance, scale

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