Scripps Institute of Oceanography

by | Nov 5, 2020

Scripps Institute of Oceanography engaged Arkitek to create an animation that explains how atmospheric rivers (ARs) impact the West coast of the US, as well an introduction to a new rating system the Institute has devised to rate their strength (1 -5). This phenomenon has both good and bad outcomes – when mild, (1-3), they bring much needed rainfall to the West, however, at the upper end of the scale, (4-5), they can cause heavy flooding, mudslides and erosion.

Selects from this piece will be used in broadcast weather segments.