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The Polar Explorer

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
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Sought by explorers for centuries as a possible trade route, the Northwest Passage was first navigated by Norwegian Roald Amundsen in 1903-1906. In the recent past, Arctic sea ice prevented regular marine passage throughout most of the year, but climate change has reduced this ice, making the waterways more navigable. This film chronicles a rare crossing of the Passage on a three-week scientific expedition. The film  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Internet videos
Videorecording
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), 2012.
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
OCLC Number: 898135290
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 15, 2014.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Target Audience: 7 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (61 min.)) : sd., col.
Contents: Polar Explorer: Introduction (3:30) --
Icebreaker Amundsen (1:50) --
Arctic Sea Ice (4:35) --
Sea Ice in Antarctica (2:57) --
Analysis of Arctic Sea Water (3:59) --
Weather Balloon Launching (2:16) --
Loss of Sea Ice Affects Polar Flora and Fauna (3:27) --
Unusual Biodiversity in the Arctic (2:43) --
Locating the Magnetic North Pole (3:20) --
Sea Bottom Ice Scours and Mysterious Ring Features (4:46) --
Measuring Sea Ice Formation (1:48) --
Ice Motion Beacon (3:39) --
Glacier Melt in Antarctica (4:01) --
Petermann Ice Island (2:13) --
Message for the Cancun Conference on Climate Change (1:27) --
Documentary Presented at COP16 (2:38) --
Credits: The Polar Explorer (2:23) --
Exploring Polar Regions (1:50) --
Making "The Polar Explorer" (2:47) --
Making "The Polar Explorer:" 2 (2:20) --
Making "The Polar Explorer:" 3 (1:32) --
Credits: The Polar Explorer (0:10)
Responsibility: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.).

Abstract:

Sought by explorers for centuries as a possible trade route, the Northwest Passage was first navigated by Norwegian Roald Amundsen in 1903-1906. In the recent past, Arctic sea ice prevented regular marine passage throughout most of the year, but climate change has reduced this ice, making the waterways more navigable. This film chronicles a rare crossing of the Passage on a three-week scientific expedition. The film features the in-field research of some of the world's foremost polar scientists as they show how warmer temperatures are affecting the speed of melting glaciers, icebergs, sea ice, and floes, and the drastically changing eco-systems in both polar regions. The film and its discoveries were so significant, it was invited by the United Nations Environment Programme to present to delegates attending COP16, the Climate Change Conference in Cancun in December, 2010.

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