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Ice Stories:  Hidden Mountains (Webcast)
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00:21:19
We speak to Robin Bell from the AGAP (Antarctic Gamburtsev Province) expedition. This is the first systematic study of our planet's last unexplored mountain range. This webcast was our first this season, and we had some technical difficulties.

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

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

Keywords: ice stories, antarctica, polar scientists, ice, snow, geology, mountain, agap

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Ice Stories:  Why We Install GPS Systems (Podcast)
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00:03:19
The POLENET project installed their newest high-precision GPS system on Deverall Island, Antarctica. These GPS systems tell scientists how much the ground underneath the ice sheet is moving upward. This has important implications on the movement of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and its interplay with the rock below. Learn more about it in this audio report from correspondent Kelly Carroll.

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

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

Keywords: gps, antarctica, polenet, ice, west antarctic ice sheet, measurements, ice sheet, glacier

Links: Dispatch: Why We Install GPS Systems

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Ice Stories:  Holiday Weather in McMurdo (Clip)
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Thanksgiving Day weather at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, turned out to be pretty interesting, as weather always can change quickly here. Our holiday weekend greeted us with 50 mph winds, but it didnít affect the great feast we had in the dining hall.

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

Date: December 2, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: extreme weather, wind, mcmurdo station, antarctica

Links: Dispatch: Holiday Weather in McMurdo

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Ice Stories:   Life on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (Podcast)
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00:02:58
In this audio dispatch, correspondent Jack Walter describes his first week at the team's field camp on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Hear about their research on lakes under the glaciers and get a slice of life as a remote polar scientist.

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

Date: November 25, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: ice, glacier, west antarctic ice sheet, remote, camping, antarctica, deep field, glaciology

Links: Dispatch: Life on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

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Ice Stories:  Escorting Dynamite Through Siple Dome: Part 1 (Podcast)
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In this audio dispatch, correspondent Saffia Hossainzadeh describes her journey to her team's deep field site via a stop at Siple Dome station. In part one, hear about the difficulties involved in escorting 700 pounds of explosives through Antarctica.

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

Date: November 25, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: siple dome, antarctica, explosives, seismic, deep field, camping, glaciers, glaciology

Links: Dispatch: Escorting Dynamite Through Siple Dome

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Ice Stories:  Escorting Dynamite Through Siple Dome: Part 2 (Podcast)
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In this audio dispatch, correspondent Saffia Hossainzadeh describes her journey to her team's deep field site via a stop at Siple Dome station. In part two, hear about our combat-style landing at Siple Domeís remote air strip.

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

Date: November 25, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: siple dome, antarctica, explosives, seismic, deep field, camping, glaciers, glaciology

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Ice Stories:  Traverse across Frozen McMurdo Sound (Clip)
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00:02:40
This video captures the energy and excitement of traversing across the sea ice to the Offshore New Harbor Field Camp.

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

Date: November 18, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: traverse, mcmurdo sound, sea ice, skidoos, snowmobiles, antarctica

Links: Dispatch: Journey to Our Field Camp

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Ice Stories:  Interview with Glaciologist Mark Fahnestock, Part 2 (Clip)
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In this interview from Greenland, glaciologist Mark Fahnestock describes the roar of a 1000-foot iceberg dropping off the Jakobshavn Isbrś into the Ilulissat Icefjord. Includes time-lapse photography of this massive calving event.

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Date: August 21, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: glacier, ice sheet, glaciology, greenland, time-lapse, icebergs

Links: Dispatch: On Speeding Glaciers and Huge Icebergs, Part 2

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Ice Stories:  Interview with Glaciologist Mark Fahnestock, Part 3 (Clip)
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What controls the speed of Greenlandís big outlet glaciers like the Jakobshavn? How do they interact with the climate system? And most importantly, what does the future hold for the glaciers of Greenland? In this video, glaciologist Mark Fahnestock discusses glacier dynamics and what he hopes to learn through his studies.

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

Date: August 21, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: glacier, ice sheet, glaciology, greenland

Links: Dispatch: On Speeding Glaciers and Huge Icebergs, Part 2

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Evidence:  Alfred Wegener's Crazy Idea (Podcast)
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00:24:49
An interview with Mel Zucker, Professor of Geology, Skyline College, San Bruno, California.

In the early 1900s, German meteorologist Alfred Wegener suggested that the earth's continents were once a single landmass that had somehow split into pieces, drifting their separate ways. Geologists the world over called his idea preposterous. Decades later, their ridicule shifted to admiration as new tools developed by the military to map the ocean floors revealed the engine that drives the continents' movement. Geology professor Mel Zucker tells the story of this brilliant earth scientist and how, long after his death, science finally caught up with Wegener's crazy idea.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: August 20, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: continental drift, plate tectonics


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