Science in Action::
Working in Extremes
In some of the world's most extreme regions, scientists are studying changes in processes from the small scale to the big scale. They're asking questions like, "Why is the Greenland Ice Sheet getting darker?" "How do waves and sea ice interact?" And, "What's the role of giant king crabs in Alaska's ecosystem?" Find out the answers to these questions and more by watching the films below.
See all the movies individually below or on the YouTube playlist.
This award-winning film represents a combination of exploration, climbing, glacier mapping, and historic research in order to explore and traverse the Cloue Icefield (Hoste Island, southernmost South America), one of the most striking mountaineering challenges still to be achieved in Patagonia, at the heart of a largely unexplored area. Although often far from the typically imagined cryosphere, the Andes Mountains, which stretch through Patagonia, are home to rapidly shrinking glaciers. The ice fields in Patagonia are the largest in the southern hemisphere outside of Antarctica, and their melt poses similar problems to the surrounding communities as the loss of glaciers and seas ice in the Arctic does to northern indigenous peoples and wildlife.