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- This glacier is changing rapidly. Seek updated information to share with the class.
- Updated science from this glacier is found in this NASA Earth Observatory page, http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=86436
- Additional teaching materials are available through this resource: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/ideas/3210_03_nsn.html
- The melting of this glacier contributes to 4% of global sea level rise. Teachers can help students link to other stories and visualizations on current and predicted sea level rise.
About the Science
- NOVA scienceNOW correspondent Peter Standring accompanies scientists as they explore the complex dynamics of the massive Jakobshavn glacier in Greenland and try to unravel the mystery of its hurried melting.
- The location of the Jacobshavn Glacier is not shown in the video.
- This is a good movie that shows experts in the field, and includes field imagery as well as sketches of processes that are discussed in the video.
- Comments from expert scientist: The video provides quite a nice review of the basics of glacier motion in Greenland, and some good graphics to illustrate the main processes. I found the language to be clear and easily understandable. Video is out of date (2005) and newer information is needed to provide a complete picture.
About the Pedagogy
- Additional materials, including questions answered by experts who are featured in the video, are included with video.
- Transcript provided.
- Visual learners will enjoy the stunning visuals.
- Footage of scientists in field and of the methods scientists use can help demystify the research process.