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1,000-Year Drought [electronic resource]

ABC International
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
In response to Australia's extreme drought conditions, Professor Patrick De Deckker and his team spent several decades digging up core samples from the bottom of freshwater lakes and deep-sea canyons. In this video clip, De Deckker and his team reveal the results of their research and are able to contextualize the drought within an understanding of drought cycles reaching back into antiquity - a hundred times further than recorded weather patterns. In one core sample alone, a mere 400 centimeters of mud, they unearthed the biggest rain gauge available - 10,000 thousand years of climate history, from which they can deduce how long Australia's draught has been going on and find clues as to when it might end.
Release Date
2007
Run Time
10 min.
Language
English
English (dubbed in)
Rating
6 & up
Notes
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • In Search of Drought Cycles (2:04)
  • Undersea Core Samples (1:13)
  • Crater Lake Core Samples (2:52)
  • Tools for Assessing Environmental Changes (3:32)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2007.
Publisher no.
47597 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (10 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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