Researchers and students study Earth’s and other planets’ atmospheres to better understand the evolution and future of our climate. Geoff Notkin learns with students about the atmospheric sciences on earth with a weather balloon. As the balloon rises, it grows to nearly two school buses before it bursts and fall back to land. The students inspect the footage from the balloon and are able to learn more about atmospheric sciences.
Geoff then travels to Winslow, Arizona to the Meteor Crater with a team of atmospheric sciences researchers. Learning the weather in and around the crater helps the researches learn more about atmospheric sciences of the area throughout history, present and in the future.