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Solar Eclipse:  2008 Live from China Program (Clip)
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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

Keywords: eclipse, china, totality, sun, moon, earth, path, shadow, penumbra, corona, totality, shadow bands, bailey's beads


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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.

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

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).

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

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.

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

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, Ilulissat Airport, Twin Otter Landing (Clip)
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00:01:27
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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.

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

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.

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

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 Photographer Chris Linder (Clip)
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00:01:52
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.

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

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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Ice Stories:  Greenland, Icebergs in the Disko Bay Under the Midnight Sun 6 (Clip)
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00:02;44
Greenland, icebergs in the Disko Bay near Ilulissat; shot from the vessel Katak, under the midnight sun.

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

Date: July 17, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: greenland, ilulissat, disko bay, icebergs, boat, transportation


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Ice Stories:  Greenland, Icebergs in Disko Bay Under the Midnight Sun 1 (Clip)
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00:01:09
Shots of huge icebergs in the Disko Bay, including one with an ice cave.

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

Date: July 17, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science,

Keywords: greenland, ilulissat, disko bay, icebergs, cave


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