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Asset Type:Webcast
File Type(s):mp4,wmv
Duration:00:19:01
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Title: The Tundra and Climate Change, Part 2
Description: In our second Webcast with biologist Steve Hastings, we'll learn about his collaborative research experiment in Barrow. As the climate changes in the Arctic, the amount of water on the tundra is affected (more rainfall, shorter freeze periods, changing sea levels,etc). How will these changes effect the tundra's release of greenhouse gases? Will less permafrost mean more or less CO2 in the atmosphere? Will warmer temperatures cause more evaporation? Will that be good or bad for the environment?
Location:South Pole, South Pole, Antarctica
Keywords:arctic, ice stories, barrow, alaska, scientists, dispatches, climate change, geology, biology, oceanography, ice
Big Ideas:Climate, Climate Change, Polar Geography, Tundra & Permafrost
Projects:Arctic, The Breathing Tundra
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Created By:Exploratorium
Copyright:2009 Exploratorium, Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License
Attribute As:Created for the Ice Stories project, © 2009 Exploratorium

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