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        Mystery Beneath the Ice | Climate Change in the Antarctic

        Learn how the landscape around the Antarctic Peninsula has changed over the last few decades, in this video from NOVA: Mystery Beneath the Ice. In just the last fifty years, the climate and landscape around the Antarctic Peninsula has changed dramatically. Glaciers, such as Sheldon Glacier on Adelaide Island off the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, have visibly retreated as the area has warmed by several degrees. The region has lost gigatons of ice and the sea ice is freezing later and melting earlier, significantly impacting the winter ice season. In this excerpt learn about these changes from Antarctic researchers who summarize their personal and satellite observations.

        This resource was developed through WGBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms project, in collaboration with NASA. Click here for the full collection of resources.

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