Chemistry & Climate Processes: Education & Outreach


Climate scientist Amy Butler is an author, editor, and moderator for NOAA Welcome to the Polar Vortex Blog 5 December 2023

Recently named expert for the Climate Central Winter Weather Bulletin, climate scientist Amy Butler interviewed for AccuWeather: Warmer winter temperature trend worries experts 2 December 2021

NOAA Understanding the Arctic polar vortex 5 March 2021

Climate scientist Amy Butler co-authors The Conversation: What exactly is the polar vortex? 9 February 2020

Climate scientist Amy Butler is a guest author at NOAA February and March madness: How winds miles above the Arctic may have brought wintry weather to mid-latitudes 27 April 2018

Climate scientist Amy Butler is a guest author at NOAA El Niño and the stratospheric polar vortex 8 April 2016


Ask a Scientist - Why does it get so cold in winter?. Amy Butler explains why it can get so cold in the winter. You'll learn about the jet stream and the polar vortex. Video: NOAA Boulder
Do You NOAA - Jet Stream and Polar Vortex. Amy Butler explains what the polar vortex is and how it interacts with the jet stream. Video: NOAA Boulder

CIRES Education & Outreach Science-at-Home: Polar Vortex 29 April 2020

The Stratosphere: How winds miles above us can be used to predict the weather weeks in advance. Amy Butler focused on why she became an atmospheric scientist, presented a brief overview of the stratosphere and the ozone layer, and discussed how we might use information about the stratospheric polar vortex to make extended-range weather forecasts. Video: CIRES

CSL News: CSD Scientist Sean Davis at TEDx Event on Climate & Change 17 September 2017

Lessons from the world avoided. 30 years after signing of The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the "World's most successful environmental treaty," the ozone layer is beginning to heal. Climate scientist Sean Davis reflects on this environmental success story and the world we've avoided by our efforts to save the ozone layer, and offers lessons we can carry forward in addressing the environmental crisis of our time – global warming. Video: TEDx Talks