Found 60 - 70 results of 70 programs matching keyword " mcmurdo dry valleys"


Origins: Antarctica:  Antarctica Fractals with Benoit Mandelbrot (Webcast)
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In 1963 Benoit Mandelbrot introduced the fractal concept. Fractals are shapes or behaviors that have similar properties at all levels of magnification. Just as the sphere is a concept that unites raindrops, basketballs and Mars, so fractal is a concept that unites clouds, coastlines, plants and strange attractors. Dr. Mandelbrot dropped in for a visit during our 2001 series of webcasts about Antarctica. We took some time out from the freezing cold to interview him.

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 14, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Mathematics

Keywords: definition of fractal, fractal definition, science of roughness, geometry of roughness, roughness of clouds, roughness of cumulus clouds, fractal dimension, measuring topography of dry valleys, roughness of geology, variance of landscape, scale of invariance, scale


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Origins: Antarctica:  Antarctica: Life at Extremes with Karen Kalumuk (Webcast)
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Origins: Antarctica:  Antarctica: Extreme Life at McMurdo with Mary Miller and Craig Dunne (Webcast)
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Origins: Antarctica:  Antarctica: Mt. Erubus 2 (Webcast)
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Origins: Antarctica:  Antarctica: Interview with Karen Joyce (Webcast)
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Karen Joyce has spent 10 seasons in Antarctica. From our studio at the Exploratorium, we talked with Ms. Joyce about what life is like in Antarctica.

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 8, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Sciences/Biology

Keywords: physical fitness in antarctica, dryness of the air in antarctica, everyday life at mrmurdo station.life in antarctica, life in extreme environments, karen joyce interview, community at mcmurdo


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Origins: Antarctica:  Antarctica: McMurdo Life (Webcast)
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Origins: Antarctica:  Antarctica: The Journey (Webcast)
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Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 5, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: flight to mcmurdo station, people of antartica, temperature of antartica, overview of antarctica, survival camp, survival traininig, survival strategies, building a snow camp,


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Science of Gardening:  Intro to McMurdo Station, Antarctica (Clip)
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McMurdo Station is the American staging area for Antarctic research. At the edge of Ross Island, off the coast of the continent, a small town of workers feed, house, prepare, supply, fuel, transport, and protect those who conduct field research throughout Antarctica and the surrounding waters. The community numbers 1,000 in the summer and 200 in the winter. And the community has a garden. In these conditions

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: January 8, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: garden, hydroponic, mcmurdo, antarctica, weather, extreme


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Iron Science Teacher:  Dry Ice (Webcast)
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Watch as Exploratorium staff and local teachers compete for the title of Iron Science Teacher. Today's secret ingredient-dry ice!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: October 28, 2000
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry, Physics

Keywords: teachers, contest, experiments, activites, dry ice, frozen, carbon dioxide


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Iron Science Teacher:  Ping Pong Balls (Webcast)
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Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week’s “secret” ingredient: ping pong balls!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 9, 1999
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: activities, contests, experiments, gravity, air flow, air pressure, probablity triangle, random triangles, pascal's triangle, center of gravity, center of mass, dry ice, change of state, co2 sublimates, dry ice sublimates, carbon dioxide sublimates, cell membranes, alka


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