Welcome to the companion site for the NOVA program "Warnings from the Ice," originally broadcast on April 21, 1998. Over the last half-century, the coastal
ice on the Antarctic Peninsula has been gradually disappearing. Scientists are
beginning to wonder if we are on the verge of a great flood that may consume
the world's coastlines. In the program, a group of scientists heads south to
Antarctica in the race to answer questions and heed the warnings from the ice. Here's what you'll find online:
Plus Resources and a Teacher's Guide.
- Stories in the Ice
Explore a clickable ice-core timeline and see what information its frozen layers have recorded about our global environment over the past 300,000 years.
- Antarctic Almanac
The extreme climate of Antarctica cultivates a world unto itself. Learn more about Antarctica's frozen environment, its wildlife inhabitants, and the specific terminology used to describe the Antarctic landscape.
- Water World
What would happen to the topography of our planet if the West Antarctic Ice Sheet were to melt? Take a deep breath and explore the possibilities through these hypothetical illustrations
- Live and Breathe Antarctica (Cool Science)
Are you cool with Antarctica? Test yourself with this interactive quiz.
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