Browsing 60 - 70 results of 159 programs from project - Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists
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. 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. Musk oxen graze on a rock ledge outside the town of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. (No audio attached). 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. Landings and take-offs of helicopters, a twin otter airplane, a LC-130 Hercules transport plane; and a shot of a Hagglund tracked vehicle. Transportation used in Greenland to do scientific research. Kenn Borek Twin Otter lands at the Ilulissat Airport, Greenland Interview with galciologist Sarah Das (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) from atop the Greenland Ice Sheet. Interview with glaciologist Ian Joughin (Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington) atop the Greenland Ice Sheet. From atop the Greenland Ice Sheet, Kristin Poinar, a graduate student at the University of Washington, describes observing first-hand the sudden rapid draining of a huge glacial lake. From atop the Greenland Ice Sheet, Chris Linder, a photographer from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, describes observing first-hand the sudden rapid draining of a huge glacial lake.