The AGU Voices for Science 2020/2021 fellowship opened my eyes to different science communication possibilities that value my creativity. Below are some of my scicomm work!
I just started a blog! There I want to write about science concepts that I find fun, probably most of it related to weather radar stuff. I also write short how-tos on making science art/animations, based on the workshops I’ve given for/with AGU Sharing Science and their Voices for Science Program.
Science animations / illustrations
I give a lot of seminars and slideshow presentations for work. Sometimes there are concepts that, in my head, are easier to understand if there are accompanying visuals. Most of the animations here were made for the presentations I delivered, but if you would like to use them too, feel free to do so (with credit, please!).
Radar tracking rain
Radars are used to track rainfall over different areas.
Cloud over city
Radar – reflectivity
How a radar works!
Midwest Corn Sweat
What is “corn sweat” and why does it happen?
Rain over city
Wind blowing on snow can cause the snowflakes to break into many little pieces.
Radar – top view
How a radar scans
Banner cloud formation
How a banner cloud forms
Cloud radars emit signals along the vertical, to determine where clouds begin.
Radar – attenuation
Why sometimes the signal is weak
I’ve participated in six Skype-a-Scientist sessions with grade-schoolers from different schools. Usually I gather questions from the kids and teachers, and then prepare some drawings that answer their questions. I also like drawing on-screen in real-time for some on-the-spot questions.
Guest-illustrator for MinuteEarth
Video Illustration and Editing