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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:  Live from the Wilkes Land Expedition (Webcast)
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On March 1st, we connected live with scientists aboard the scientific drilling vessel the JOIDES Resolution off the coast of Antarctica. Meet geologists Rob Dunbar, Carlota Escutia, and Christina Riesselman and learn about their historic expedition to Antarctica that is helping reveal the history of Earth's climate and teaching us about our climate future.

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Date: March 2, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: climate change, climate history, sediment cores, antarctica, southern ocean, drilling, ocean, geology

Links: Project Page: Wilkes Land Expedition

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Ice Stories:  A Day in the Life of the DISC Drill (Clip)
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This short video summarizes all of the steps in collecting an ice core using the Deep Ice Sheet Coring (DISC) drill. Thomas Bauska, of Oregon State University helped Heidi Roop put together this video.

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Date: February 4, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: ice core, drill, drilling, ice sheet, climate change, climate history

Links: Dispatch: A Day in the Life of the DISC Drill

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Ice Stories:  Science at the South Pole (Clip)
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As a special event in conjunction with the 2009 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, we connected a live audience at the Exploratorium with scientists at the South Pole. Learn about atmospheric research at the South Pole from NOAA's Nick Morgan, the IceCube neutrino detector from Mark Krasberg and Laura Gladstone, and the South Pole Telescope from Bill Holzapfel.

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Date: December 17, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Physics

Keywords: icecube, neutrinos, telescope, atmosphere, south pole, dark matter, dark energy, antarctica


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Ice Stories:  Looking at Climate History for Clues to Our Future (Clip)
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Geologist Chistina Riesselman explains how studying 3-million-year-old sediment from Antarctica is providing a glimpse of what our planet's climate might look like if atmospheric carbon dioxide continues to rise as projected.

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Date: August 5, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: sediment cores, climate change, climate history, diatoms, glaciers, sea level rise


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Ice Stories:  Smashcast Interviews Polar Scientists (Clip)
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Smashcast visited the Exploratorium on Saturday, April 18th, to work on the Ice Stories project and meet four Antarctic scientists.

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Date: April 22, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science,

Keywords: smashcast, polar scientists, media production

Links: Smashcast

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Ice Stories:  The Train from Pole to Troll (Clip)
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At the South Pole, the Ice Stories crew met up with correspondent Zoe Courville just before she and her team embarked on their 3,000 km traverse across the desolate and frigid East Antarctic Ice Sheet. In this video, Zoe gives us a tour of the vehicles they are taking on their cross-continent journey, including their living module, sleeping quarters, and science sled.

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Date: February 25, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: south pole, ice, traverse, expedition, east antarctic ice sheet, norwegian-u.s. scientific traverse of east antarctica, glaciology, troll station

Links: Dispatch: The Train from Pole to Troll

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Ice Stories:  Making Water in Antarctica (Clip)
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00:06:40
You might be surprised to know that water is one of the most scarce resources in Antarctica.

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Date: January 12, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: ice, iceberg, survival, water, camping

Links: Dispatch: Mining Ice

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Ice Stories:  Clockwise (Clip)
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Why do the hands on clocks go "clockwise?" Seems like a circular definition, but if you looked closely at sundials in the northern hemisphere, you'd notice that the shadow of the sun moves around the sundial in a "clockwise" direction. This was adopted by clock-makers and became the standard we know today. In the southern hemisphere, the sun's shadow moves around the dial in the opposite direction, so if clocks had been invented there, our watches would move the other way.

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Date: January 12, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: sun, astronomy

Links: Dispatch: Clockwise

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Ice Stories:  Adelie Penguins (Webcast)
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We speak with biologist David Ainley, who has been studying Adelie penguins in Antarctica for more than 25 years

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Date: January 4, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Sciences/Biology

Keywords: penguins, adelie, ainley, population, ross sea

Links: Project: Ross Sea Penguins

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Ice Stories:  Antarctica, McMurdo, Williams Field, Basler take-off (Clip)
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A Kenn Borek Basler (Turbo DC-3) taxis, takes-off, and flies low back over the field at Williams Airfield outside McMurdo Station, Antarctica

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Date: January 3, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science,

Keywords: antarctica, mcmurdo, transportation, aviation, airplane, kenn borek, basler, turbo dc-3, take-off, fly-over


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