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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:  The Tundra and Climate Change, Part 2 (Webcast)
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In our second Webcast with biologist Steve Hastings, we'll learn about his collaborative research experiment in Barrow. As the climate changes in the Arctic, the amount of water on the tundra is affected (more rainfall, shorter freeze periods, changing sea levels,etc). How will these changes effect the tundra's release of greenhouse gases? Will less permafrost mean more or less CO2 in the atmosphere? Will warmer temperatures cause more evaporation? Will that be good or bad for the environment?

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Date: May 27, 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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Ice Stories:  Searching for Life in the Ice (Webcast)
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The Census of Marine Life is a growing global network of researchers in more than 70 nations engaged in a ten year (2000-2010) mission to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of marine life in the oceans. Rolf Gradinger is an expert in Sea Ice Communities, studying the tiny animals that actually live inside the ice and those that live on the bottom of the ice sheets. We'll chat with Rolf about his current work, drilling ice cores just off Barrow, and looking for some of the world's most unique fauna.

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Date: May 24, 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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Ice Stories:  The Tundra and Climate Change (Webcast)
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Meet Barrow scientist and Ice Stories blogger Steve Hastings, who is investigating how the tundra responds to climate change. What exactly is the tundra? How can vegetation, no more than 3 inches tall, play such an important role in the world's climate? Why does the tundra release so much CO2?

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Date: May 23, 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

Links: Project: The Breathing Tundra

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Ice Stories:  Live from the Arctic (Webcast)
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The Exploratorium's remote crew has landed in Barrow, AK, to showcase the vast array of science being conducted at this northernmost tip of the continent. Join us for this introduction to Barrow: where is it? why are so many scientists here? why are May and June such important times?

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Date: May 22, 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


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Ice Stories:  Ice Core Lab Tour (Clip)
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At the National Ice Core Lab in Denver, Colorado, scientists study ice cores in a Class 100 clean room lab kept at minus 7 degrees F.

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Date: May 15, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science,

Keywords: ice, ice core, climate history, climate change, antarctica, arctic, nicl, atmosphere


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Ice Stories:  Jakobshavn Isbræ Calving Timelapse, May 10, 2008 (Clip)
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The Jakobshavn Isbræ is among the fastest-moving glaciers in the world. The Jakobshavn is an outlet glacier, one of the few places where the giant Greenland ice sheet can shed ice in the form of gigantic icebergs. This timelapse video (100x real speed) from glaciologist Mark Fahnestock shows one of these massive calving events. Notice the dark blue ice that surfaces when the iceberg flips over in the ice-choked Ilulissat icefjord. Time interval on this timelapse is 10 seconds per frame.

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

Keywords: ice, glacier, jakobshavn isbræ, greenland, calving, icebergs, timelapse

Links: Dispatch: On Speeding Glaciers and Huge Icebergs

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Ice Stories:   The Road to ANDRILL (Clip)
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In this video, ride in a special Mattracks truck across the ice sheet with geologist Christina Riesselman as she travels with ANDRILL Staff Scientist Richard Levy from McMurdo Station to the ANDRILL drill site. They investigate the truck’s special wheels, observe beautiful panoramas of the Transantarctic Mountains, and hear the drill running at the drill site.

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Date: February 29, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: andrill, geology, sediment coring, sea ice, mcmurdo sound, mcmurdo station, climate history, mattracks

Links: Dispatch: The Road to ANDRILL

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Ice Stories:  Penguins, Part II (Webcast)
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00:39:23
Join us for more conversation with David Ainley and other researchers studying Adelie penguins in Antarctica’s Ross Sea.

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Date: January 24, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: antarctica, penguins, adelie, ross sea, david ainley

Links: Project: Ross Sea Penguins

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Ice Stories:  South Pole Telescope: Data Collection and Distant Galaxies (Webcast)
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Scientist working on the South Pole Telescope explain data collection, focusing on the telescope's receiver, a precise instrument with a thousand "eyes" pointed to the distant universe.

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

Keywords: antarctica, south pole telescope, astronomy, space, south pole, university of chicago

Links: South Pole Telescope home page

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Ice Stories:  Tour of Whillans Ice Stream Down B Camp (Clip)
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Glaciologist and Ice Stories correspondent Nadine Quintana Krupinski gives us a brief tour of her deep field camp on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

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Date: January 15, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: deep field camp, glaciology, west antarctic ice sheet

Links: Dispatch: Camp Tour

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