Glimpse the dynamic nature of glaciers in this video produced by 42 Degrees North Media. Watch the stunning landscape as the crew flies over Helheim Glacier in Greenland and as scientists from the University of Maine Climate Institute prepare to set up remote sensing equipment to study the dramatic changes that have been occurring at Helheim over the past two decades. Observations of glaciers provide insights into the critical role they play in regulating the Earth system and into the effects of climate change on the planet.
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