Glacier Science Media Links
The mission of “Glacier Science Media Links” at GlacierChange.org is to provide a catalog of links for glacier-science audio and visual mass media. Do you have favorite glacier-related audio or video links that you don’t see below? If so, please be in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Disappearing Canadian Glaciers Dr. Gwenn Flowers discusses changing Canadian glaciers: challenges, field work, glacier recession, and sea-level rise. CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks from April 28, 2007 (9:59).
- Draining the Lake Listen to Dr. Sarah Das‘ conversation with Bob McDonald about glacier lakes on the Greenland Ice Sheet, which drain to the ice sheet’s base and contribute to faster flow of glaciers towards the coast. CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks from April 19, 2008 (9:02).
- Dwindling Archipelago Dr. Alex Gardner discusses the glaciers of the Canadian Archipelago, their recent changes, and how they’ve become one of the largest contributors to global sea-level rise. CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks from April 23, 2011 (8:04).
- Glacier Science A nice interview with Drs. Neal Iverson and Richard Alley discussing glacier sliding, the challenges of investigating conditions under a glacier, and potential for rapid glacier flow. NPR from July 4, 2003 (3:32).
- Melt or grow? Fate of Himalayan Glaciers Unknown A great introduction to recent work summarizing the state and fate of Himalayan glaciers with Drs. Jeffrey Kargel, Tobias Bolch and Michael Bishop. NPR from April 24, 2012 (4:02).
- The Rising Seas Listen to experts discuss global sea-level rise with Bob McDonald in this special CBC Radio Quirks and Quarks episode from December 5, 2009 (30:29). Dr. David Vaughn (West Antarctic Ice Sheet), Dr. Waleed Abdalati (accelerating glacier flow), Dr. Michael Oppenheimer (impacts of sea-level rise), and Dr. Orrin Pilkey (ecosystem impacts) help tell the story of glaciers, climate change, and global sea-level rise.
- Scientist Watches Glacier Melt Beneath His Feet Dr. Lonnie Thomson discusses glacier retreat, ice cores, and field work on Indonesian glaciers. NPR from September 4, 2010 (4:03).
- Bolivia’s Glaciers Melt Away Learn about Bolivia’s dwindling glaciers and impacts on water resources in this New York Times Science video. December 14, 2009 (6:44).
- Camille Seaman: Haunting photos of polar ice Photographer Camille Seaman shows and discusses her stunning photos of icebergs in her “The Last Iceberg” slideshow. TED Talks from March 2011 (4:11).
- A GLIMPSE of Greenland – The Disappearing Ice – Teaser A trailer for a beautifully-filmed documentary. Follow Swansea University scientists on one of their recent research expeditions to Greenland (9:17).
- Hunters of Knowledge and Peace: Mary Schäffer & Mary Vaux A wonderful video on two early explorers of the Canadian Rockies. Mary Vaux is perhaps best known as one of the Vaux-family siblings who explored, studied, and photographed glaciers of the Canadian Rockies in the late 19th century (4:21).
- Jakobshavn Glacier Retreat A nice animation from NASA showing the retreat of Jakobshavn Glacier from 1942 to 2006 (0:49).
- James Balog: Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss James Balog discusses and shows stunning time-lapse photography of glacier change from his Extreme Ice Survey project. TED Talks from July 2009 (19:20).
- Lee Hotz: Inside an Antarctic time machine Lee Hotz discusses Antarctica, the challenging logistics and methods of drilling an ice core at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide, and the extraction of this “time machine” of past climate. TED Talks from July 2010 (9:45).
- Rob Dunbar: Discovering ancient climates in oceans and ice Dr. Rob Dunbar discusses reconstructions of past climates from ice cores, ocean sediments and corals, with a particular focus on past changes of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. TED Talks from April 2010 (18:15).
- Tracking Greenland’s Glaciers A New York Times Science video which follows a team of scientists to Greenland where they investigate the dynamics of ice sheets. From November 17, 2010 (4:13).