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00:01:28
Greenland, shots taken while flying in a helicopter from the Ilulissat Airport out over the Greenland ice sheet to the remote field camp of researcher Sarah Das.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: July 14, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:03:32
From a small rubber boat on a Greenlandic lake, climate researcher Billy D'Andrea introduces some of the equipment scientists use in limnological sampling. (Limnology is the study of freshwater systems, like lakes.)

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: July 14, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:00:45
The Jakobshavn Isbræ is among the fastest-moving glaciers in the world. The Jakobshavn is an outlet glacier, one of the few places where the giant Greenland ice sheet can shed ice in the form of gigantic icebergs. This timelapse video (60x real-time speed) from glaciologist Mark Fahnestock shows one of these massive calving events. Notice the dark blue ice that surfaces when the iceberg flips over in the ice-choked Ilulissat icefjord.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: July 13, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science,
Running Time:
00:01:09
Shots of the calving front of the Jakobsavn Glacier, Greenland's fastest moving glacier. Includes two shots of Mark Fahnestock's helicopter flying over.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: July 10, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:02:34
Working in the snow all day takes a certain type of skill set: digging skills, drilling skills, and snowmobile driving skills. It also helps to love what you do.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: July 10, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:01:32
Various shots of the margin of the Russell Glacier

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: July 8, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:02:35
Shots on the Greenland Ice Sheet, including water running off

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: July 8, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:03:15
Climate researcher Billy D'Andrea and colleagues explore the remote "back lakes" of Greenland.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: July 8, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:03:36
To understand how Earth’s climate system has changed over time, scientists need to find, develop and use natural recorders of temperature and precipitation. One natural thermometer comes in the form of alkenones: trans-fats produced by certain algae.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: July 7, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology