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What's it like to be a research scientist working in the Arctic or Antarctica? We gave polar scientists video cameras and asked them to document their field work. Webcasts produced at the poles are another part of the Ice Stories project.

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Ice Stories:  Interview with Glaciologist Mark Fahnestock, Part 1 (Clip)
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The Ice Stories crew caught up with glaciologist Mark Fahnestock on his way back home after a few weeks camping near Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbrę, 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.

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Date: August 12, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: glacier, ice sheet, glaciology, greenland

Links: Dispatch: On Speeding Glaciers and Huge Icebergs

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Ice Stories:  Diamond Hunters Stole Our Helicopter! (Clip)
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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.

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Date: July 24, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: helicopters, logistics, greenland, diamonds, hagglund, lakes, field site

Links: Dispatch: Diamond Hunters Stole Our Helicopter!

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Ice Stories:  Greenland Musk Oxen (Clip)
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00:02:43
Musk oxen graze on a rock ledge outside the town of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. (No audio attached).

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Date: July 23, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: musk oxen, wildlife, greenland, kangerlussuaq, arctic


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Ice Stories:  Interview with Geologist Tom Neumann (Clip)
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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.

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Date: July 22, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: age dating, greenland ice sheet, cosmic rays, rocks, glaciology

Links: Dispatch: Helicopter Safari for Rocks

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Ice Stories:  Greenland Transportation (Clip)
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00:05:19
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.

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

Keywords: greenland, helicopter, twin otter, dhc-6, lc-130, hercules, herc, hagglund, transportation

Links: Transportation in Support of Science: The LC-130 Hercules
Transportation in Support of Science: Helicopters
Transportation in Support of Science: The Twin Otter

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Ice Stories:  Greenland, Ilulissat Airport, Twin Otter Landing (Clip)
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Ice Stories:  Interview with Glaciologist Sarah Das (Clip)
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00:03:01
Interview with galciologist Sarah Das (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) from atop the Greenland Ice Sheet.

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

Keywords: glacier, ice sheet, glaciology, greenland, lakes, hydrology

Links: Dispatch: Like Standing in a Bowl of Rice Krispies

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Ice Stories:  Interview with Glaciologist Ian Joughin (Clip)
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00:02:21
Interview with glaciologist Ian Joughin (Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington) atop the Greenland Ice Sheet.

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

Keywords: moulins, greenland, glacier, glaciology, lakes, greenland ice sheet, hydrology

Links: Dispatch: Like Standing in a Bowl of Rice Krispies

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Ice Stories:  Interview with Glaciologist Kristin Poinar (Clip)
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00:02:12
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.

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Date: July 18, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: glacier, greenland, ice sheet, lakes, glaciology

Links: Dispatch: Cue the Rifle Shot

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Ice Stories:  Interview with Photographer Chris Linder (Clip)
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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.

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Date: July 18, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: glacier, greenland, ice sheet, lakes, glaciology

Links: Dispatch: Cue the Rifle Shot

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