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Ice Stories:  Escorting Dynamite Through Siple Dome: Part 2 (Podcast)
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In this audio dispatch, correspondent Saffia Hossainzadeh describes her journey to her team's deep field site via a stop at Siple Dome station. In part two, hear about our combat-style landing at Siple Dome’s remote air strip.

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

Date: November 25, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: siple dome, antarctica, explosives, seismic, deep field, camping, glaciers, glaciology

Links: Dispatch: Escorting Dynamite Through Siple Dome

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Ice Stories:  Interview with Geologist Paul Bierman (Clip)
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On his team’s first day out in the field near Kangerlussuaq, geomorphologist Paul Bierman of the University of Vermont explains what kind of rocks they look for to help determine the last time Greenland was free of ice.

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

Date: July 16, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: ice sheet, glaciers, rocks, cosmic rays, isotopes, isotope geochemistry, age dating

Links: Dispatch: How Old is the Greenland Ice Sheet?

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Ice Stories:  Glaciologists at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (Webcast)
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Meet glaciologist Slawek Tulaczyk and his team, who work in the fast-emerging field of ice sheet dynamics. They speak to us just after returning from a month at a remote camp on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

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

Date: January 12, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: antarctica, glaciers, ice sheet dynamics, subglacial lakes, west antarctic ice sheet, floods, streams, ice quakes

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Ice Stories:  Ice Is Cool (Clip)
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Penn State University glaciologist Dr. Richard Alley explains why ice is cool.

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

Date: December 14, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science,

Keywords: ice, permafrost, sea ice, glaciers, ice sheets, glaciology, geophysics, snow


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Ice Stories:  Slawek Tulaczyk on Why He Investigates Ice Sheet Behavior (Clip)
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Dr. Tulaczyk, a glaciologist from UC Santa Cruz, studies the lakes, floods, and ice quakes that occur under the giant glaciers of Antarctica. He is among only 200 scientists world-wide who study ice sheet dynamics and its role in climate change.

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

Date: November 26, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: antarctica, wais, west antarctic ice sheet, ice sheets, ice dynamics, lakes, floods, glacialogy, glaciers, climate change


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Science from the Poles:  Sea Ice Versus Land Ice (Webcast)
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Join Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he explains the difference between floating ice and land ice, and why they effect sea levels differently.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: December 29, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: sea ice, land ice, glaciers, global warming, climate change


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Exploratorium at AGU 2006:  Glaciers and Climate Change (Podcast)
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Stephanie Chasteen speaks with Jerry Osborne of the University of Calgary about his work studying glaciers to understand how the climate is changing in recent years.

Project: Science from the Poles: Exploratorium at AGU 2006 | Browse All

Date: December 14, 2006
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: jerry osborne, stephanie chasteen, glaciers, climate change, agu


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Origins: Astrobiology:  Looking for Mars on Earth (Webcast)
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Chris McKay, Planetary Scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center, has traveled the world seeking Mars-like environments. In the Dry Valleys of Antarctica—his favorite Mars analog on Earth—Dr. McKay discovered a kind of algae living inside rocks porous to light and water. He’ll show us some of these rocks and talk about the physical conditions required for life.

Project: Origins: Astrobiology: The Search for Life | Browse All

Date: November 19, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: deserts, atacama desert of chile, life on mars, most lifeless place on earth, driest place on earth, ecosystems, algae, organisms in rock, photosyntheseis in rock, most mars-like place on earth, antarctica dry valleys, alum rock park, earth's extreme environments, mic


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Return to Mars:  Preparing for Mars: FIDO in the Desert (Webcast)
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In preparation for the 2004 landing of the Mars Exploration Rovers, NASA engineers and scientists tested their remote operation procedures using a rover called FIDO (field integrated design & operations rover). Our remote team traveled to the desert test site to see what they learned in the desert and what they hoped to learn on Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 19, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Geology/Eath Science

Keywords: simulation of mars, geology, mars exploration rover, mer, jpl, fido, desert


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Origins: Antarctica:  Dry Valleys 2 with Paul (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: January 10, 2002
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: glacier research, glacier change, commonwealth glacier, mcmurdo dry valleys, glacier movements, glacier melting, glacier size, ice flows, taylor dry valley, glaciers in the desert, glaciers flow, wind erosion, katabatic wind, weather in antartica, life at extreme tempe


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