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Ice Stories:  Peregrine Falcons in Greenland (Clip)
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00:02:14
While hiking back from a research site near Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, Ice Stories correspondent Billy D'Andrea happened upon a Peregrine Falcon scrape. Two falcons, not too thrilled that he was passing by their cliff-side nest, began circling and screaming to chase him off. In this video, listen for the sound of Wheatears (songbirds) chirping and yipping in the foreground.

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

Date: July 10, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: peregrine, falcons, greenland, wheaters, birds, arctic

Links: Dispatch: Peregrine Falcons

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Ice Stories:  Greenland Near Jakobsavn Glacier's Calving Front (Clip)
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00:01:09
Shots of the calving front of the Jakobsavn Glacier, Greenland's fastest moving glacier. Includes two shots of Mark Fahnestock's helicopter flying over.

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

Date: July 10, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: jakobsavn glacier, greenland, calving, helicopter, transportation, fahnestock


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Ice Stories:  Greenland Arctic Fox Kit (Clip)
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00:02:18
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Ice Stories:  Greenland, Ice Sheet Melting (Clip)
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00:01:58
Greenland Ice Sheet shots of melting

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

Date: July 8, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: ice, sheet, greenland, melting, water


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Ice Stories:  Getting to the Back Lakes: Crossing LimnaeaSo (Clip)
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00:03:15
Climate researcher Billy D'Andrea and colleagues explore the remote "back lakes" of Greenland.

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

Date: July 8, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: greenland, expedition, exploration, lakes, climate change, remote, boat

Links: Dispatch: Getting to the Back Lakes: Crossing LimnaeaSo

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Ice Stories:  Alkenones: Natural Thermometers (Clip)
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00:03:36
To understand how Earthís climate system has changed over time, scientists need to find, develop and use natural recorders of temperature and precipitation. One natural thermometer comes in the form of alkenones: trans-fats produced by certain algae.

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

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

Keywords: climate change, climate history, paleoclimate, thermometer, trans-fats, algae, lakes, temperature, sediment cores, density, liquid, fats

Links: Dispatch: Alkenones: Natural Thermometers

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Iron Science Teacher:  Hair Care (Webcast)
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00:48:10
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: hair care products!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: June 27, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: iron science teacher, competition, experiments, demonstrations, secret ingredients, contest


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Ice Stories:  Sandpiper Egg Swap (Clip)
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00:03:18
Dr. Bart Kempenaers, a behavioral ecologist from the Max Planck Institiute of Ornithology in Seewiesen, Germany, and his team fashion fake Sandpiper eggs, swap them for the real ones in the nest and incubate them in their lab at BASCís (Barrow Arctic Science Consortium) new research facility. Once the hatchlings emerge, they take samples from them to determine factors such as paternity. The chicks are then returned to the nest, without the mother batting a feather.

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

Date: June 25, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: ecology, sandpipers, birds, arctic, barrow, alaska

Links: Dispatch: Sandpiper Egg Swap

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Ice Stories:  Cooper Sniffs Out Seals (Clip)
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00:03:08
What does a ringed sealís breathing hole look like and how do you find one on a vast sheet of sea ice? Dr. Brendan Kelly uses the canine skills of Cooper, a Black Labrador he trained to chase the scent of ringed seals and point to their holes. Passionate about wildlife and climate change, Melanie Duchin has loaned her dog to work with Brendan for the past 5 years.

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

Date: June 25, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: seals, ringed seals, labrador retriever, barrow, alaska, arctic, sea ice

Links: Dispatch: Cooper Sniffs Out Seals

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Ice Stories:  Energy Dynamics within Alaska's thaw lakes (Webcast)
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00:31:00
Alaska's coastal range is covered in literally thousands of thaw lakes. Ken Hinkel, Yongwei Sheng and John Lenters are embarking on a project to reveal the subtle energy dynamics that take place within these lake systems.

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

Date: June 21, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: arctic, ice stories, barrow, alaska, scientists, dispatches, climate change, geology, biology, oceanography, ice


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