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Footage of a small gray whale in the Chukchi Sea near the Barrow shoreline. Shots of a snowy owl at night. Scenes of Barrow, Alaska, near coast. Shots of the Barrow Environmental Observatory in Barrow, Alaska. Interview with Paolo Paulo Olivas about his research at the Barrow Environmental Observatory (BEO). Paulo Olivas points out the different equipment he uses to measure the amount of greenhouse gases being released from the tundra. B-Roll for playback during webcast, "Tundra and Climate Change with Steve Hastings," on 5/24/08. Footage includes shots of data gathering, facilities and landscape at the Barrow Environmental Observatory. The Jakobshavn Isbrae 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 by Jason Amundson of the University of Alaska Fairbanks 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. PETER WHITEHEAD is an instrument builder, performer, and composer. His singular instruments, often based on folk instruments from around the world, feature unusual found materials.
Among his many instruments are the Heart Banjo, made from a baking tin; the Lawn Lyre, made from an old lawnmower and a metal oil pan; and the Spoonharp, made from a five-gallon metal drum, a eucalyptus branch, and kitchen spoons.
Originally from England, Whitehead is now based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founding member of the Mobius Operandi performance group, he also performs regularly with Closer To Carbon, an improvisational trio. Check out this amazing footage of how scientists drop detectors miles into the ice to search for elusive neutrinos.