AGU Cinema

The following are the list of films shown at the 2016 American Geophysical Union film festival– AGU Cinema 2016.

New technologies have revolutionized the use of video as a means of science communication and have made it easier to create, distribute, and view. With video having become omnipresent in our culture, it sometime supplements or even replaces writing in many science and education applications. AGU Cinema 2016 showcases short videos—30 minutes or less in length—developed to disseminate scientific results to various audiences and to enhance learning in the classroom. AGU Cinema features professionally produced, big-budget films alongside low-budget videos aimed at niche audiences and made by amateurs. The latter category includes videos made by governmental agency scientists, educators, communications specialists within scientific organizations, and Fall Meeting oral and poster presenters.

The films selected show the many ways that video is being used: as an educational tool, to document and present scientific results, to communicate science to wide audiences, and to enhance science.

AGU Cinema 2016

Submitted by- Film Title Web Address
-Mejs Hasan Mr. Turtle Gets Sick 4:43
-Claire Andreae Living With Fire14:43 
-Isaak Kelow– ICHIRO and the WAVE
-Amy West– Video profile of USGS geologist, Amy East2:37
-Amy West Work in the Arctic on coastal erosion3:44
-Amy WestWork in Kauai on possible causes of Black Band Disease in corals3:47
-Maarten Roos–The Venus Twilight Experiment7:13
-Ken Hudnut– Chasing Ice4:41
-Brad deYoung– Sead Dragron bservatory5:51
-John Gordon– From Fire comes Light5:53 
-Timothy Price– How do Dunes Grow?3:00 
-Dan Peluso–The Quest for Another Earth. 8:40
-Adrienne Macartney–Mineral Carbon3:49
-Julian Thomson– Nature’s Earthquake Recorders4:30
-Julian Thomson– Mt. Cook’s Collapsed Summit7:44
-Julian Thomson– Volcano Alerts in New Zealand3:29
-Guergana Guerova– The Ionosphere and GNSS: Explained4:39
-Sim Reaney–What is the cost to a farm of diffuse pollution?2:23
-Dan Brinkhuis & > “Thinking Like a Bird” by Royal NIOZ7:37
-Dan Brinkhuis & > “Exploring the Fault Trace” Part 1 to 4 & LTBMS 7:37
-Dan Brinkhuis & > “Climate Physics – IMAU Masters Programme”3:37
-Saskia Madlener & NOAA – Ambient Sound at Challenger Deep2:57
-Saskia Madlener & Oregon State University – Introducing the Regional Class Research Vessel4:27
-David Risk and Corinne Dunphy–How to Catch a Fugitive10:10
-Christopher Spencer- TravelingGeologist goes to Japan: Life on a subduction zone and exploring Earth’s youngest granite3:40
-Kori Price–End of Snow20:35
-Chandler Green- Flying Ahead of Troubled Waters3:47
-Bjørn Olson –Icy Bay Mega-Tsunami – Trailer2:25
-David Funkhouser-Ancient Shells Hold Clues to Life in a Warmer World4:50
-Skypunch Creative-How Rocks Flow: An Earth Science Demo6:44
-Kevin Krajick / Skypunch Creative-Quizapu: A Great Chilean Volcano4:58
-Conor Nixon- Titan Tours5:41
-Elizabeth O’Connell–Tracking Water Tracking Carbon  2:47
-Elizabeth O’Connell–What do Shorebirds tell us about climate change?3:03
-Elizabeth O’Connell–SEA ICE Master Program4:30
-Leslie B. Willoughby–Science at the Seashore: The Giacomini Wetlands5:24
-Dirk Gilson, Christian Eichenhauer–On research cruise off the coast of southern Africa16:05
-Doug Prose — A Human Climate13:57
-Doug Prose– Climate Clues from Lake Chalco6:39
-Doug Prose– Giant Earthquakes in Bangladesh and India?9:05
-Lynda McGilvary–Kiuguyat: The Northern Lights1:25
-Nancy Soreide–Explaining the 2015-2016 El Nino5:25
-Tracey Nakamura–Old Weather: Citizen Scientists1:01
-Peter Carter-IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Synthesis Report15:53
-Katie Pratt–Investigating the Volcanoes of the Western Aleutians3:31
-Gunnar Zetterberg-SWERUS-C35:00
-Ray Hedgpeth-The Geologists Are Coming!1:37
-Ray Hedgpeth–Hammer Safety with The Amoeba People3:10
-Josh Silberg– Tracking Our Changing Oceans Across Political Boundaries1:12
-Josh Silberg–Drift: Measuring the Movement of Sand Dunes4:12
-Josh Silberg–Seagrass: Life in the Underwater Meadows2:51
-Jill Shipman–Life in the infrared6:08
-Washington Sea Grant– Queen Anne Elementary students visit NOAA ship RONALD H. BROWN  
-John Mark Aiken– What is a scientific model?2:38
-Matthew Radcliff–Lakes On A Glacier2:16
-Matthew Radcliff–Life of the Monsoon3:48
-Matthew Radcliff–Snapshots From The Edge Of The Sun2:11
-Lisa Tossey- 15 Second Science4:01
-Jan Heiderer–GLOBE Student Research Experience 20164:30
-Daniel Hinerfeld–Sonic Sea0:21
-Saskia Madlener & NOAA – Petermann-AGU Doc17:02
-Immerzeel, W.W. (Walter)–SNOW AND ICE RESEARCH IN THE HINDU KUSH HIMALAYAS | ICIMOD’s Cryosphere Initiative4:39
-Adriana Manrique–NASA’s ICESat-2  
-Peter Carter and Toronto PCMLtd. –The Burning Age4:20
-John Bateman–A Place for Cotton-Tops: Using Satellite Data to Identify Critical Habitat5:38
-John Bateman-Mosquito Meets MODIS: South Dakota Fights West Nile Virus6:53
-John Bateman–SERVIR: Connecting Space to Village2:37

Lists from Previuous years:

AGU Cinema 2015

Submitted by- Film Title 
Maarten Kleinhans & Fast Facts -Rivers of the red planet
Claire Andreae Max Plank Institute -ATTO-An Adventure in the Amazon
Furu Mienis Royal NIOZ -Atlantic Canyons, Pathways to the Abyss
Paul Williams University of Reading -Science stories -Controversy
Dawn Jones National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine -The Arctic in the Anthropocene-Emerging Research Questions
Faisel Hossain -Bay of Hope
Todd Reubold ENSIA Magazine -The sound of climate change from the Amazon to the Arctic & Utrecht University-Healthy Urban Living
Debra Tillinger -Dreams of the Last Butterflies
Denali Hussin -ClimateTalk Science and Solutions by Susan Joy Hassoll TEDxUMontana
Sarah Betcher -Tied to the Land Sea Ice Secure
Sarah Betcher -Tied to the Land Adapting in the Arctic
Sara Sadri University of Southern California -The River of Muddy Water
Megan Peterson & Jeff Kennedy USGS -Gravity Recharge Monitoring
Maarten Roos Lightcurve Films -Planetary Scientist
Aliyah Kovner & Patrick Kennedy -Seasick
Chris Linder Photography -Siberia’s Big Thaw
Chris Linder Photography & WHO I -Alvin Swimmers
Eric Larose ISTerre CNRS-VolcaAray mapping the inside of a volcano
Jason Cervenec Ohio State University -How to Create a Classroom Ice Core
Jed Thompson University of Washington -Science for Kids-Arctic Mission
Josh Wood Deep Carbon Observatory -Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts
Lightcurve Films & -Go with the Flow final of the North Atlantic Ocean
Liz McKenzie -The Gulf of Alaska Integrated Ecosystem Research Program
Liz McKenzie -Why the little fish matter 
Mauri Pelto Nichols College -Visual Glacier Mass Loss: North Cascade Glacier Climate Project 2015
Michelle McCrackin Stokhol University -Asko Laboratory in numbers
Phillip Wade -Batteries (Em)Powering the Future & Royal NIOZ -Deep Sea Mining Cruise Azores
Stephen M. Wessells USGS -1964 Quake-The Great Alaska Earthquake
Stephen M. Wessells USGS -Tracking Pacific Walrus-Expedition to the Shrinking Chukchi Sea Ice
William J. Farrell Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory -David Inouye
Kevin R. Wood University of Washington – Old Weather- Our Weather’s Past, the Climate’s Future
Nancy Soreide NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory – Age of Arctic Sea Ice in March 1987-2014
Nancy Soreide NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory – Arctic Report Card 2014
Ashley Luke COSEE Florida – Mangrove Restoration
Ashley Luke COSEE Florida – Oyster Reef Communities – Restoration Efforts of the St. Lucie Estuary
Lauren Moore Climate Stories NC – North Carolina Climate Stories – Trout fishing
Christine Gallagher NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey -Geospatial lnfrastructure for Coastal Communities – Informing Adaptation to Sea Level Rise
Aparna Bamzai South Central Climate Science Center – Earth’s Energy Budget
Aparna Bamzai South Central Climate Science Center – South Central CSC Undergrad Internship
Ines Jakobsson Stockholm University – Surveys with R-V Skidbladner
Hugo Sindelar Montana State University – Life on TERRA The Story of P
Lauren Moore Climate Stories NC – North Carolina Climate Stories – Kelly Darden Outdoorsman Conservationist
Elizabeth OConnel Frontier Scientists – Photodegradation
Elizabeth OConnel Frontier Scientists – Sunlight Carbon Then C02
AGU 2015 Student Videos – Anna Scaini-Drawing a Life Through a River
Isaac Kerlow–RATU River Expedition-Earthquakes in Nepal

AGU Cinema 2014

The following is the film List from AGU Cinema 2014:

Filmmaker / Submitted by
Film Title
Web Address/ Vimeo/ Youtube 
Dan Brinkhuis
 IODP 342 Newfoundland Episode SEVEN “ Sample Party “
Dan Brinkhuis
10th Urbino Summer School on Paleoclimatology
Douglas Harned 
Agriculture — A River Runs Through It
Douglas Harned 
Sampling the Mississippi
Rebecca Fowler and Lizette Gesuden
Investigating Life in Arctic Sea Ice
Cecilia Chavana-Bryant
Remote Sensing and Tropical Leaf Phenology: A PhD in the Amazonian Canopy
Denise Zmekhol
From the Ground to the Cloud — Transforming Chimpanzee Conservation with High-Tech Tools     
Conor Nixon
Propylene on Titan
Derek Sollosi 
Global Warming effects on the Arctic Ocean
Global Warming effects on the Arctic Ocean
Nathan Becker
Tsunami Warning!
Guillaume Jouvet
The future of glaciers
Thomas,Ray G
The augmented reality sandbox: understanding topography with a bucket and spade
Chris Linder
80 Days in Greenland
Chris Linder
Fraser River: Running Free
Chris Linder
The Changing Face of Greenland
 Muyin Wang
North Pole Web Cam 2013
Julia Sable
Living in Pele’s Paradise, Part 1. From Beauty to Disaster: Story of an Eruption
Julia Sable
Living in Pele’s Paradise, Part 2. Learning from the Past to Prepare for Future Eruptions
Leah Pettis
EarthMan! Vol1 Short
Maarten Roos
Maarten Roos
About Time, Space and Water
Matthew Vonk
Examples of Direct Measurement Physics Videos
Rebecca Anderson
We have the Right to Know
Rebecca Anderson
Ocean Acidification Animation
Elizabeth OConnell
WaterTracks: Flow and Transformation
Elizabeth OConnell
Modeling Sea Ice
Ryan Vachon
Analogue Science – What Controls The Earth’s Temperature?
Ryan Vachon
Science of Action – Creativity
Ryan Vachon
Exploring Our World in Greenland – Carbon comes out of the earth when permafrost thaws
AIbert Gerdes
Hydrothermal vents in the deep sea
AIbert Gerdes
Join us for the MARUM Experience!
Alexandria Branscombe
Past Environmental Change in the Amazon Basin
Amy West
Life of a Marine Technician
Daniel Schmidt
Life Quickens
Daniel Schmidt
The (un)Luck of the Draw: understanding bushfires in Tasmania
Derek SoIlosi
AGU Mass Media Fellowship
Derek SoIlosi
AGU presents- Geosclence: Saving Lives
Doug Prose
In the Steppes of Genghis Khan
Francesco Fionndella
Managing Water In a Dry land -Lessons from Chile’s Elqui Valley
Guillaume Jouvet
Glacial Mystery
James Round
Earth Right Now
James Round
Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 : NASA’s new carbon counter
James Round
RapldScat- NASA’s New Wind Watcher
Joshua Wolfe, Kevin Krajick
Panama Rocks
Joshua Wolfe, Kim Martineau
Pulling Death Valley Apart
Joshua Wolfe, Francesco Fiondella
Putting Climate Services In Farmers’ Hands
Kate Brauman
Are We Getting Enough Crop Per Drop?
Katryn Wiese
Plate Tectonics and California Geology
Katryn Wiese
San Francisco Bay: Geoscience Tutorial
Kristina Baer
Ocean Acidification- Changing Ecosystems Atlantic and Polar Cod under stress 
Kristina Baer
Ocean Acidification- Changing Ecosystems Traces of the past
Lauren Koellermeier
The Effects of Ocean Acidification on Pteropod Shells
Linus Kamb
Sounds of the Arctic Sea Ice Pack
Maarten Roos
lODP How Science Works
Maarten Roos
VIRTIS– a Space Instrument
Michael Conway
AZ Mining Review Episode 16
Michael Conway
Lake Mary Fault
Michael R. Rosen
Lake Mead-Clear and Vital
Nancy Soreide
Arctic Report Card 2013
Nancy Soreide
North Pole Web Cam 2013
Nathan Becker
Tsunami Animation: Iquique, Chile, 1 April 2014
Nathan Becker
Tsunami Animation: Iquique, Chile, 1 April 2014
Nathan Becker
Global Earthquake Animation: January – April 2014
Patrick Rynne
Bob the Drifter- A Wanderlust Film about ocean currents
Patrick Rynne
Drones at the beach- A Waterlust Film about the SCOPE Experiment
Rowena Davis
Dr. Jerry Howard speaks on Hohokam Irrigation
Saskia Madlener
Greenland Glaciers
Dan Brinkhuis
Introducing the Netherlands Earth System Science Centre
Dan Brinkhuis
Introducing the International Ocean Discovery Program (lODP)
Dan Brinkhuis
Monitoring Himalayan Glaciers
Susan Bell
NASA’s Earth Minute- Earth Has a Fever
Susan Bell
NASA’s Earth Minute- Mission to Earth?
Susan Bell
NASA’s Earth Minute-Usual Suspects
Susan Moran
60th Anniversary of the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed
Susan Moran
Research Overview at Southwest Watershed Research Center
Susan Moran
SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive) Satellite
Jacob Lowenstern
An illustrated Guide to reading a seismogram
Philip Wade
Philip Wade
Cracking the Cas on Fracking

And, from the 2012 AGU Fall Meeting:

Science Filmmaking Workshop 2012- Ryan Vachon

Dr. Ryan Vachon presents the elements of making films about science, in a workshop held during the 2012 American Geophysical Union Annual meeting in San Francisco. Doc. Ryan- a climate scientist and filmmaker is the Director of Earth Initiatives ( an organization which supports environmental and human sustainability through interdisciplinary programs, resources, educational empowerment and films communicating science for change.