NOVA ScienceNOW profile on Lonnie Thompson - Tropical Glaciologist

This video describes why tropical ice cores are important and provide different information than polar ice cores, why getting them now is important (they are disappearing), and how scientists get them. The work of glaciologist Lonnie Thompson is featured, with a focus on his work collecting cores of ice from high mountain glaciers that contain significant data about past climate change.

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NovaNow/WGBH Boston
Video length: 11:47 min.

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There is a short 10-second advertisement in the beginning of the video, which some viewers may find distracting.

When playing at full-screen resolution, the video is a little grainy.