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00:07:06
Our Exploratorium team talks to scientists from POLENET (Polar Earth Observing Network).

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

Date: January 2, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:01:21
Kenn Borek Basler(s) (more accurately called a Turbo DC-3) at the Williams Field which services McMurdo Station, Antarctica.

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

Date: January 2, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science,
Running Time:
00:04:28
In this interview from in front of the Canada Glacier in Antarctica’s Taylor Valley, Hassan Basagic from Portland State University describes the essential role of polar glaciers in supporting the bare-bones ecosystems in the Dry Valleys.

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

Date: December 31, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:15:33
UC Berkeley astrophysicist Bill Holzapfel takes us on a tour of the South Pole Telescope and explains how it is unlocking the secrets of the Universe.

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

Date: December 30, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science, Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:20.15
We take a tour of Black Island, and speak with Tony Marchetti who for the last 13 years has been running this vital communications station for the U.S. Antarctic operations.

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

Date: December 26, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:00:21
Adelie Penguins bicker around their nests at Cape Royds, Ross Island, Antarctica.

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

Date: December 25, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:26:23
In this program, learn about meteorite hunting in Antarctica with Ralph Harvey who leads the Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET).

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

Date: December 23, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:38:04
We talk to photographer John Weller, who spent the austral summer 2008 scuba diving under the ice in Antarctica.

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

Date: December 21, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Art, General Science
Running Time:
00:25:19
Meet marine biologist George Matsumoto from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and learn about the floating ecosytems that thrive around icebergs in Antarctic waters.

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

Date: December 21, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:02:30
The POLENET project takes scientists all over the continent to install equipment, and to get there they leave from Williams Field, an airport near McMurdo Station. Willy Field has a runway equipped to handle the largest aircraft that fly into Antarctica. However, this runway is different; there's no pavement here - this runway is made of ice. POLENET's Stephanie Konfal gives us a look at Willy Field.

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

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