James Balog, Tad Pfeffer , Extreme Ice Survey
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- Should be used in conjunction with other time lapse videos and related background materials on glacier retreat as evidence of climate change.
About the Science
- Dr. Pfeffer and Jim Balog touch on the combination of human climate change pushing the glacier and natural dynamics taking over.
- In addition to warming temperatures, topography plays a role in the rapid flow speeds at Columbia Glacier.
- The Extreme Ice Survey is the most wide-ranging glacier study ever conducted using ground-based real-time photography to document the rapid changes now occurring on the Earth's glacial ice.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- While there are other background materials on the EIS website, this and related narrated videos provide an overview of the time-lapse movies of Arctic glaciers retreating due to natural process coupled with human impacts on the climate system.
- No pedagogy is provided.
- This video is a short 1.20 minutes of time lapse photography/video, yet conveys key points quite powerfully nonetheless.
- Video would have to be accompanied by lessons on glacier retreat and impact on climate change.
- Very good website for students to check out, with other similar clips available on the Extreme Ice Survey website.
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- Extreme Ice Survey website houses all 40 of the site's videos . Found at: http://vimeo.com/user1032518/videos
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