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Permafrost [electronic resource]: Secrets in Siberian Ice

Telepool GmbH
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
The key to understanding climate change could be locked inside hundreds of feet-and thousands of years-of Siberian permafrost. This program follows the literally groundbreaking expedition of a team of scientists who set out to discover the climatic history trapped within the frozen earth beneath a crater lake in northern Siberia. Their research is presented in tandem with fieldwork in the Alps by fellow geologists and geophysicists contending with the effects of global warming: landslides. Expert commentary, time-lapse photography, and dramatic film footage all serve to emphasize permafrost's crucial role in providing geologic stability.
Release Date
2009
Run Time
51 min.
Language
English
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Dec. 15, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Secrets in Siberian ice
Contents
  • Research Team in Siberia (1:41)
  • White Lake of Siberia (1:33)
  • Sedimentary Atmospheric Clues (1:09)
  • Camp in Siberia (1:08)
  • Importance of Ice on Earth Surface (1:05)
  • Avalanches (1:15)
  • Threat of Melting Ice (1:11)
  • Glacial Debris (1:14)
  • Ice and Boulder Packs (1:05)
  • Permafrost Protects Mountains (1:18)
  • Meltwater Activity (1:02)
  • Shrinking Mountains (2:01)
  • Sensors Measure Shifts in Earth (1:38)
  • Global Warming and Forecasting (1:12)
  • Core Ice Samples (0:56)
  • Meteor Impacts Earth (1:32)
  • Transporting Equipment Across the Ice (1:10)
  • Drill Rig in Siberia (1:59)
  • Massive Rock Slide (1:27)
  • German Glaciers Are Melting (1:31)
  • Taking a Mountain's Temperature (1:35)
  • Sensors on the Mountain (1:19)
  • Scientific Data from the Zugspitze (1:45)
  • Algae for Research (1:39)
  • Difficulties of Ice Explorations (0:58)
  • Life on a Frozen Lake (1:02)
  • Drilling for Ice Cores (1:22)
  • Logistics of Ice Retrieval (1:55)
  • Permafrost and Rock Heaps (1:35)
  • Underground Cooling Process (1:16)
  • Earth's History Recorded in Ice (1:36)
  • Observation of Ancient Ice Cores (1:17)
  • End of the Expedition (1:33)
  • Frozen Core Samples (1:15)
  • Reconstruction of Ancient Lake History (1:44)
  • Importance of Understanding Climate Change (1:52)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2009.
Publisher no.
40639 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (51 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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