Science Communication Projects

Audubon's Christmas Bird Count

This short film about the National Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count describes the count's history, present day extent, and lessons learned from more than 100 years of data.

In addition to directing, producing, shooting and editing this film, I enjoyed working with the Prelinger Archives to include found footage of historic fashions and flexing my muscles as a Foley artist to create some of the film's background sounds.

Length: ~4.5 minutes. Watch Audubon's Christmas Bird Count.


Hurricane Irene made landfall in North Carolina on August 27, 2011. Though classified as only a category 1 hurricane, the storm washed out Highway 12 in two areas on Hatteras Island stranding more than 2500 people. Travel to coastal North Carolina to see some of these changes and hear varying local views on sea level rise and climate change.

In addition to directing, producing and editing this film, I especially enjoyed shooting it since I had never been to North Carolina's Outer Banks and the scentery was quite beautiful despite the destruction Irene had caused.

Length: ~8.5 minutes. Watch Stilts.

List of Technical Highlight Brochures
Image credit: MALI Team (including Matt Hoffman and Stephen Price), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

The Netcdf Operators (NCO): Automatic Remapping Of Gridded Geoscience Data

Analyzing Ocean Mixing At Exascale: Lagrangian, In Situ, Global, High-Performance Particle Tracking (LIGHT)

MPAS-Albany Land Ice (MALI): A Variable-Resolution Ice Sheet Model For Earth System Modeling Using Voronoi Grids

The E3SM Diagnostics Package For Earth System Model Evaluation

Historical Estimates of Atmospheric Reactive Gases and Aerosols by the Community Emissions Data System (CEDS)


E3SM Newsletter ("Floating Points") Web Articles
Image credits: Mark Petersen, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). For image context and captions, see "Simulations of the Global Ocean in E3SM" for the top image and "Evaluation of the Ocean and Sea Ice Climate of E3SM" for the bottom.

Simulations of the Global Ocean in E3SM

A Semi-Implicit Barotropic Solver for the E3SM Ocean Model

Evaluation of the Ocean and Sea Ice Climate of E3SM

Antarctic Ice Sheet Simulations

Near-Term Ocean Warming Around Antarctica Affects Long-Term Rate of Sea Level Rise

Detection and Attribution Analysis of Columbia River Basin Streamflow

A Simple Cloud-Resolving E3SM Atmosphere Model

Can We Switch Computers? An Application of E3SM Climate Reproducibility Tests

Modeling of the Precipitation Diurnal Cycle Improved

Overview of High-Res Coupled Model

Effects of Phosphorus Cycle on Amazon Carbon Sources and Sinks

New NCO Release Supports Vertical Regridding

E3SM Unified Environment v1.3.0

PIO2 + ADIOS = Performance Improvement

Biological and Environmental Research Awards Announced

E3SM Diagnostics Adds ENSO Analysis

Web Pages Created in Collaboration with Scientists
Image credit: Shaocheng Xie (Atmospheric Physics team), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

E3SM Next Generation Development for Coastal Waves

Dynamic Land-Ice Modeling - BISICLES

Atmospheric Physics Next Generation Model Development

Performance Analytics for Computational Experiments (PACE) Web Page

Land and Energy Next Generation Model Development

Visual Community Data Analysis Tools (VCDAT) Web Page

Magazine-length Articles
Image credit: Brian Maebius, Science Illustrator

The Sunken Cities of Egypt - created while a graduate student in the University of California, Santa Cruz's Science Communication program

A Volcano's Hum - an example of a “New Scientist”-type magazine article

Newspaper and Radio Articles
Image credit: Holly Davis

Critter Cam - a Monterey County Herald science article

California Condors - another Monterey County Herald science article

The Blackout Blues - yet one more Monterey County Herald article, just for fun


Catching a Plane - a 30-second radio commentary aired on Santa Cruz's KUSP radio station. Transcript of the audio piece.