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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:
  • 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.
Plus Resources and a Teacher's Guide.

Text Warnings Home | Stories in the Ice | Antarctic Almanac | Waterworld
Live and Breathe Antarctica | Teacher's Guide | Resources | Transcript

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