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Ecotron: a Climate Simulator

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  00:05:45  2018  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

An Ecotron is a device that enables scientists to simulate several climate parameters and control them to study miniature versions of given ecosystems. A team in France decided to study Arizona savannahs. Locked in hermetic climate chambers, they analyse different plants from the savannah after accurately calibrating the surrounding light, the irrigation system, and the composition of the atmosphere. Thanks to the collected data, the team will be able to forecast the ecosystem's reaction to any climate in the future, as well as determine its role in global warming.

Associate producer : CNRS Images
Executive producer : Animal Pensant
Chief editor : BAKER Nicolas (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Director : VILLAIN Alexis
Audiovisual processReal shots. Aerial shots (by Greg Baron-Gafford).
Voice over and interviews (live sound). Music.
PersonnalitiesCHOLLET Simon(Directeur technique ; CEREEP, CNRS/ENP Saint-Pierre-lès-Nemours); BARRON-GAFFORD Greg(Ecologue, biogéographe ; The University of Arizona/UA); DUSZA Yann(CEREEP, CNRS/ENP Saint-Pierre-lès-Nemours)
NotesCEREEP: Centre de Recherche en Ecologie Expérimentale et Prédictive


Only available for non-commercial distribution




Ecology ; Climatology



Technical Sheet
Item No.6518
Original SupportHD
Delivery supportDigitalised File