ESRL Global Systems Division

ESRL Scientists in National Geographic Show "X-Ray Earth"

ESRL Director, Dr. Alexander MacDonald and several other ESRL researchers appear in a new National Geographic Show "X-Ray Earth." It portrays NOAA scientists among others at work "taking the pulse" of the planet.

Last year, a team of videographers from National Geographic filmed on site at NOAA Boulder for this TV special that compares scientists to doctors; doctors of our planet. In it, researchers from government and academia are seen using an army of sensors located under ground and in the sky, the ocean, and our cities to monitor the Earth, more than at any other time in our history, according to National Geographic. From the undisturbed far reaches of the planet to the busiest cities on the globe, X-Ray Earth uses technology and computer-generated imagery to give us a new view of our world, and NOAA is out in front with its observing technology and data collections making its diagnosis.

This TV special premiered Sunday, May 15. Other showings are Tuesday, May 17 at 6 and 9 pm MDT, Sunday, May 22 at 8 pm MDT, and Tuesday, May 24 at 2 pm MDT.

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