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In this interview from Greenland, glaciologist Mark Fahnestock describes the roar of a 1000-foot iceberg dropping off the Jakobshavn Isbræ into the Ilulissat Icefjord. Includes time-lapse photography of this massive calving event.

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

Date: August 21, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
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00:01:55
What controls the speed of Greenland’s 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
Running Time:
00:02:53
The Ice Stories crew caught up with glaciologist Mark Fahnestock on his way back home after a few weeks camping near Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbræ, the most productive and among the fastest-moving glaciers in the world. In this interview, Mark describes some of the physics of this speedy glacier and why so many scientists are interested in studying the dynamics of Jakobshavn.

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

Date: August 12, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
01:13:00
On August 1, 2008, a total solar eclipse occurred as the new moon moved directly between the sun and the earth. The moon's umbral shadow fell on parts of Canada, Greenland, the Arctic Ocean, Russia, Mongolia, and China. The Exploratorium's eclipse expedition team (our fifth!) Webcast the eclipse live from the remote Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China near the Mongolian border.

Project: Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality | Browse All

Date: August 1, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:02:33
In the summer of 2008, the only helicopter in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, was effectively grounded by a diamond company, leaving scientists and logistics coordinators to frantically rearrange their field plans.

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

Date: July 24, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:02:43
Musk oxen graze on a rock ledge outside the town of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. (No audio attached).

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

Date: July 23, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
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In this video interview from Greenland, geologist Tom Neumann from the University of Vermont explains how he and his colleagues are attempting to read the history of the Greenland Ice Sheet by collecting and analyzing rocks spit out from the base of the glacier.

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

Date: July 22, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:01:27
Kenn Borek Twin Otter lands at the Ilulissat Airport, Greenland

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

Date: July 21, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science,
Running Time:
00:03:01
Interview with galciologist Sarah Das (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) from atop the Greenland Ice Sheet.

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

Date: July 21, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:02:21
Interview with glaciologist Ian Joughin (Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington) atop the Greenland Ice Sheet.

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

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