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PIG Ice Shelf: First Contact

This past January NASA scientist Robert Bindschadler led an expedition to a previously untouched part of Antarctica that may be one of the best places to gauge how global warming is affecting the continent. Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf (PIG for short) is believed to be among the most vulnerable spots ot melting on Earth, but it's also among the most remote. While satellite observations provide a wide-angle view of the action on the glacier, boots on the ground with high tech drills and sensors are needed to provide the close up shots to fill in the blanks.

Antarctica footage provided by Polar-Palooza/Passport to Knowledge

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As you can see from this short video, the logistics of setting foot on the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf turned out to be a real challenge and the first trip had both its ups and its downs.  Nonetheless, Bindschadler welcomes the challenge and has high hopes for what his continued research on Pine Island might uncover. For a complete transcript of this video, please click here    As you can see from this short video, the logistics of setting foot on the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf turned out to be a real challenge and the first trip had both its ups and its downs. Nonetheless, Bindschadler welcomes the challenge and has high hopes for what his continued research on Pine Island might uncover.

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Duration: 2.5 minutes
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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10202
Animation Number:10202
Completed:2008-04-11
Video Editor:Victoria Weeks (HTSI)
Producer:Victoria Weeks (HTSI)
Scientist:Bob Bindschadler (NASA/GSFC)
Series:Narrated Movies
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Antarctica footage provided by Polar-Palooza/Passport to Knowledge
 
Keywords:
SVS >> Antarctic
SVS >> Antarctic Ice
SVS >> Antarctic Ice Sheet
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Ice Shelf
SVS >> Pine Island Glacier
GCMD >> Location >> Antarctica
SVS >> Edited Feature
 
 


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Many of our multimedia items use the GCMD keywords. These keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation:
Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0

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