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Secrets of ice

Author: Rachael LowPeter WilliamsonIra LevyBreakthrough Films & Television, Inc.CKVR-TV (Television station : Barrie, Ont.)All authors
Publisher: Toronto : Breakthrough Films and Television, Inc., in association with CKVR-TV, 1991.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Roy "Fritz" Koerner, a glaciologist with the Geological Survey of Canada who has worked in the Arctic for 30 years, looks for clues about climates of the past frozen deep in the ice in order to determine previous temperature changes and their effects in the context of global warming. He also looks at the fate of the 1847 expedition of Sir John Franklin in which all died in an attempt to find the Northwest Passage.  Read more...
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Named Person: Roy Koerner; Barry Hargrave; John Franklin, Sir
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Rachael Low; Peter Williamson; Ira Levy; Breakthrough Films & Television, Inc.; CKVR-TV (Television station : Barrie, Ont.); Canada. Energy, Mines and Resources Canada.
OCLC Number: 220995213
Notes: Available in French under the title: Les glaces et leurs secrets.
Also available in short version (13 min.).
Credits: Produced for Energy, Mines and Resources Canada ; edited by Jim Erickson, Stephen Butler.
Performer(s): Narrated by Ann-Marie Macdonald.
Target Audience: General.
Description: 1 videocassette (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Other Titles: Glaces et leurs secrets.
Responsibility: written and directed by Rachel Low ; produced by Peter Williamson and Ira Levy.

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Roy "Fritz" Koerner, a glaciologist with the Geological Survey of Canada who has worked in the Arctic for 30 years, looks for clues about climates of the past frozen deep in the ice in order to determine previous temperature changes and their effects in the context of global warming. He also looks at the fate of the 1847 expedition of Sir John Franklin in which all died in an attempt to find the Northwest Passage. The video also shows the work of marine ecologist Barry Hargrave with the Polar Continental Shelf Project of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and their findings of industrial pollution inthe Arctic.

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