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The Greenland Ice-Sheet Melt [electronic resource]

Bernice Notenboom and Dr. Alun Hubbard lead an expedition across the Greenland Ice-sheet all the way north to Qaanaaq, a remote Inuit community, to explore the rate of melt of the Greenland Ice-sheet. They explore the Jakobshavn Glacier, examine moulins, and study ice core samples. This film examines the three degrees of global warming and its effects on global ocean circulation.
Online
2015; 2013
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The Big Picture: Ice Cap

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series depicts the Army's fight against the rugged elements of the northern reaches. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration follows the United States Army Transportation Corps, under incredibly difficult conditions in the frozen wasteland of Greenland, who work with the government of Denmark on scientific projects that are designed to contribute to our mutual defense. One such project is the polar concept, which entails the changing of air transportation so that the shortest distance between vital areas is over the top of the globe. Once just an idea, this concept is now a vital reality that has necessitated a new outlook for the defense of our northern extremities. Scientists contracted from U.S. un [...]
Online
2012; 2008
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Greenland [electronic resource]

Bruce Parry journeys to the far north of Greenland, home to the last traditional Inuit hunters. He experiences the realities of life-and death-on a seal hunt, and learns how climate change is threatening their ancient way of life. But while global warming is causing problems for the hunters, it is providing others with new opportunities. As the vast Greenland ice sheet melts, new mineral riches are being revealed. Bruce works with a mining team who are about to strike it big.
Online
2011
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Minik: The Lost Eskimo

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In 1897, six Eskimos arrived in New York City, brought as the "exotic cargo" of explorer Robert Peary from Greenland. The youngest of the group was 7-year-old Minik, who struggled to create a home and identity thousands of miles from his native land.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Prize of the Pole

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Documentary of Inuit Hivshu a.k.a. Robert E. Peary II quest to trace the story of his great grandfather while coming to terms with his own ethnic identity.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Vision Man: An Eskimo Hunter

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The 87-year-old Eskimo hunter, Utuniarsukak, looks out over the glacial expanse of his Arctic homeland and recalls for us a past way of life. He describes how he hunted polar bear with spear and harpooned walrus from his kayak. Like the walrus, he sustained himself with food from the frozen sea. But the modern world is encroaching even here. People buy food in supermarkets. The young people watch television. Against his stark glacial background, his face dark and weathered, and his eyes flashing, Utuniarsukak gives a stirring account of living in harmony, interdependent with other living creatures in a primal environment.
Online
1999
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Top of the World

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "This episode examines the vitally strategic importance of the Far North. Traveling pictorially from Alaska to the Northwest - across the vast reaches of Canada - and Greenland in the east, it traces the hemispheric defense and terrain which stretches unbroken by national boundaries across 'The Top of the World.'"--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1961
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Operation Lead Dog

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "A combined services effort conducted in cooperation with the Danish government and commanded by the Army Transportation Corps, Operation Lead Dog started in May of 1960. First, the Army explorers spanned the icecap from coast-to-coast before moving north beyond the areas covered by Peary's travels. The 65-day journey was designed to give the Transportation Corps a good opportunity for a rigid test of their polar vehicles for endurance and mobility. Other technical services made extensive equipment tests and gathered detailed data on the previously untouched polar regions. Archaeologists accompanying the expedition discovered the remains of a Paleo Eskimo camp, believed to be over four-thousand years old. Signal Corp [...]
Online
1960
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Arctic Night

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "'Exercise Arctic Night' was designed to provide training in extreme cold weather for paratroopers of the famed 82nd Airborne Division. Seven hundred man hit the silk and dropped onto the frozen ice of a bay near Greenland's Thule Air Base. The jump made history for the Airborne Infantry; it was the largest, and, in fact, the first tactical drop ever made this far north. One of the scenes in the program depicts a road sign which reads: "North Pole -- 80 miles. An Army Signal Corps camera team of three sturdy volunteers braved temperatures of more than 40 degrees below zero to bring back the story for the TV audience. Host-narrator of the program, Master Sergeant Stu Queen, whose normal habitat is some 3,000 miles (an [...]
Online
1956
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Ice Cap

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975. [Shows] " ... the Army's fight against the rugged elements of the northland--a part of the world that must be guarded. Filmed under incredibly difficult conditions in a frozen wasteland, with danger ever present, cameras of the Signal Corps unfold the story of the United States Army Transportation Corps in Greenland working in cooperation with the Government of Denmark on projects of a scientific nature, designed to contribute to our mutual defense. Air transportation has changed the shape of the earth so that these days, the shortest distance between vital areas is over the top of the globe. This is the polar concept. Once just an idea, but today a vital reality which has necessitated a new outlook for the defense of [...]
Online
1954
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Operation Blue Jay

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Online
1952