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Ice Stories:  Greenland, Icebergs in the Disko Bay under the Midnight Sun 5 (Clip)
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00:01:46
Greenland, Iceberg shots taken from a boat (in the foreground in 3 shots), in the Disko Bay near Ilulissat, 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

Keywords: greenland, ilulissat, disko bay, ice bergs, boat, transportation


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Ice Stories:  Interview with Geologist Paul Bierman (Clip)
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00:01:17
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:  Greenland, Flying Over the Ice Sheet in a Helicopter (Clip)
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00:01:28
Greenland, shots taken while flying in a helicopter from the Ilulissat Airport out over the Greenland ice sheet to the remote field camp of researcher Sarah Das.

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

Date: July 14, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: greenland, ice sheet, aerial, helicopter, transportation

Links: Like Standing in a Bowl of Rice Krispies
Transportation in Support of Science: Helicopters

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Ice Stories:   Limno Toolkit (Clip)
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00:03:32
From a small rubber boat on a Greenlandic lake, climate researcher Billy D'Andrea introduces some of the equipment scientists use in limnological sampling. (Limnology is the study of freshwater systems, like lakes.)

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

Date: July 14, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: limnology, algae, lakes, greenland, sampling, equipment, climate change, climate history

Links: Dispatch: Limno Toolkit

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Ice Stories:  Jakobshavn Isbræ Calving Timelapse, July 13 2008 (Clip)
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00:00:45
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 (60x real-time 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.

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

Date: July 13, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science,

Keywords: glacier, greenland, icebergs, arctic, jakobshavn isbræ, glaciology, ice


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Iron Science Teacher:  Dental Hygiene (Webcast)
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00:48:06
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: dental hygiene products!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 11, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: iron science teacher, competition, experiments, demonstrations, secret ingredients, contest


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Ice Stories:  Peregrine Falcons in Greenland (Clip)
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00:02:14
While hiking back from a research site near Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, Ice Stories correspondent Billy D'Andrea happened upon a Peregrine Falcon scrape. Two falcons, not too thrilled that he was passing by their cliff-side nest, began circling and screaming to chase him off. In this video, listen for the sound of Wheatears (songbirds) chirping and yipping in the foreground.

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

Date: July 10, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: peregrine, falcons, greenland, wheaters, birds, arctic

Links: Dispatch: Peregrine Falcons

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Ice Stories:  Greenland Near Jakobsavn Glacier's Calving Front (Clip)
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00:01:09
Shots of the calving front of the Jakobsavn Glacier, Greenland's fastest moving glacier. Includes two shots of Mark Fahnestock's helicopter flying over.

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

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

Keywords: jakobsavn glacier, greenland, calving, helicopter, transportation, fahnestock


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Ice Stories:  Snow Freaks (Clip)
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00:02:34
Working in the snow all day takes a certain type of skill set: digging skills, drilling skills, and snowmobile driving skills. It also helps to love what you do.

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

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

Keywords: snow, digging, pit, ice sheet, greenland, shoveling, exercise, climate history

Links: Dispatch: Snow Freaks

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Ice Stories:  Russell Glacier near Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (Clip)
Running Time:
00:01:32
Various shots of the margin of the Russell Glacier

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

Date: July 8, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: russell glacier, kangerlussuaq, greenland, melting ice, run-off,


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