9 September 2010
Climate Science At The Top Of The World – Part One
Posted by Dan Satterfield
I love ice and snow and I have had a lifetime’s dose of it this year. January saw me set foot at the South Pole and in late July, I found myself at the top of the world. Antarctica was thanks to the National Science Foundation. Greenland was thanks to Dave Jones at Storm Center Communications.
Some of the most critical and urgent science in the world right now is the connected with obtaining ancient cores of ice at the top and bottom of the world. Thanks to Dave (President of Storm Center), I was asked to be part of a three person team that spent 9 days at the NEEM ice core drill site.
We were the guests of lead U.S. scientist James White at the Univ. of Colorado and Danish Scientists J.P. Steffensen and Dorthe Dahl-Jensen.
J.P. and Dorthe are the amazing field leaders at NEEM. To Dave, Jim, J.P. and Dorthe, a sincere thank you from the heart for an amazing science adventure.
Now, let me share it with you! Here is part one. Music by Holst courtesy of incompetech.com.
[QUICKTIME http://www.wildwildweather.com/movie/NEEM.m4v 600 320]
omgosh. this is sooo neet. thank you so much for taking the time to record and edit and share this film. i am blown away by the efforts scientists make to learn about our home planet with the intentions of keeping the balance. bright blessings on all involved! May their work and commitment reward them richly.
Nice video, Dan! Makes me miss Antarctica (and winter)!