Remember the melting ice cube experiment? Great! If I had the chance to teach an intro to oceanography or some other class where I have time with students over a longer period (these days I am mostly giving one-off workshops), I would actually use the thermal imaging camera to make a different point with this … Continue reading Observing the “melting ice cubes” experiment with a thermal imaging camera
I haven’t talked about my favourite experiment in a long time (before using it last week in the MeerKlima congress and suddenly talking about it all the time again), because I felt like I had said everything there is to say (see a pretty comprehensive review here) BUT! a while back my colleagues started playing with a … Continue reading Melting ice cubes & thermal imaging camera
Today I’ve been playing with a thermal imaging camera. Below you see a snapshot of my experimental setup, but before I tell you more about that experiment, a little bit of playing around. See my reflection in my porthole below? (Btw, how awesome is it that I found a porthole to decorate my living room with???) … Continue reading Playing with a thermal imaging camera
I recently borrowed a thermal imaging camera from work. So much fun! Below you see a cold sky, warmer trees and two really warm people walking through the park. One thing that really surprised me was to see reflections of the warmer trees on the little lake below. Although thinking about it, I am not … Continue reading Playing with a thermal imaging camera
Today was a very exciting day: We launched my new school lab on energy in the climate system! The “energie:labor” is finally up and running again! Let me walk you through some of the stuff that is going on in the lab. Below, you see Mirko, who leads the station on the hydrological cycle, and … Continue reading My new school lab on energy in the climate system has been launched! :-)
If you don’t know my favourite experiment for practically all purposes yet (Introduction to experimenting? Check! Thermohaline circulation? Check! Lab safety? Check! Scientific process? Check! And the list goes on and on…), check it out here. (Seriously, of you don’t recognize the experiment from the picture below, you need to read up on it, it’s … Continue reading Melting ice cubes experiment — observing the finer details
Yesterday Alice and I spent the afternoon and evening in the cute coastal town of Eckernförde, enjoying the summer-y weather, the Baltic Sea, and — of course! — the science outreach. It was European Researchers’ Night! We represented the energie:labor and our research group by entertaining many many people in our little blue tent: The goal … Continue reading energie:labor at European Researchers’ Night 2017
Explore how melting of ice cubes floating in water is influenced by the salinity of the water. Important oceanographic concepts like density and density driven currents are visualized and can be discussed on the basis of this experiment.