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Antarctic Extremes

Journey to Antarctica in a new digital series from NOVA and PBS Digital Studios, and discover what it takes to do science in Earth’s most remote natural laboratory. Hosts Caitlin Saks and Arlo Pérez set up shop at the largest research base in Antarctica and embed with scientists and support staff alike to find out what it’s like to live, work and do science on our southernmost continent.

Antarctic Extremes

S01E05 · Exploring Antarctica’s Threatened Glaciers (with a Robot)

Researchers hope they can better understand how climate change is affecting Antarctica’s vulnerable glaciers. Caitlin... More

Researchers hope they can better understand how climate change is affecting Antarctica’s vulnerable glaciers. Caitlin and Arlo meet with scientists & engineers at the 8-mile-long Erebus Glacier Tongue to discover how a 12-foot-long robot named Icefin might help save the world. Then, they head to the Florida-sized Thwaites glacier on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet – the front line of climate change.

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