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Earth’s Climate, Transformed into Sound

January 8, 2018

To conceptualize the speed at which our planet has changed over the past few hundred years, three UC Berkeley graduate students — Hal Gordon, Kate Pennington, and Valeri Vasquez — and CCRMA faculty Chris Chafe collaborated to create a piece of music based on global temperatures and the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere for the most recent three centuries.

“In climate data, you see a long chart that is way longer than [a] human lifetime... so it’s impossible to experience,” says Gordon. “But when you sonify it, you actually experience time in a way that you can’t [with a] chart.”

Read the full article at KQED Science