Secrets Beneath the Ice

DVD - 2011
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In 2002, an immense, 200-meter-thick ice shelf the size of Manhattan collapsed into the ocean off the Antarctic Peninsula, shocking scientists and raising the alarming possibility that we may be heading toward an ice-free Antarctica, last seen a million years ago. That would raise world sea levels so high that New York City would be flooded up to the level of the Statue of Liberty's shoulders. But could this really happen? Is Antarctica's surprising past a reliable guide to what may happen.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Home Video, 2011
ISBN: 9781608831005
Branch Call Number: 551.34 NOV 2011 22
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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aaa5756 Sep 02, 2013

PBS has done it again very well done documentary series. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

Mar 01, 2013

A fascinating DVD; a look back into the earth's history. Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

Feb 21, 2012

A really neat look at the technology and techniques that are being used to learn about Antartica's past. Interesting techniques include slicing the ice into thin slivers to analyze the air trapped in the bubbles. According to the video, all this information is to be used to create diagnostic models to help determine what might happen worldwide given the speed at which the glaciers are melting. Not a lot of information is revealed at this time, it needs a followup special, but they do show how the warm and cold seasons alternated, how the sediment accumulated and so on.


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aaa5756 Sep 02, 2013

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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