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Video: How Do We Know: Thinning Sea Ice - Climate Central

SUMMARY

2 min 4 sec

NASA scientist Ron Kwok details new technology he is using to monitor how extensively Arctic sea ice is melting from below, a key indicator of the ice's long-term stability.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS

Watch >> How Do We Know: Thinning Sea Ice

TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE

This short video addresses the thinning of sea ice rather than the shrinking of sea ice. It would be beneficial to view this video in conjunction with this short video on shrinking sea ice. It also addresses effects of Arctic sea ice loss.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is at the discretion of the educator as to how the video is applied and the expectations after viewing it.

REFERENCES AND RESOURCES

Ron Kwok - Dr. Ron Kwok is a Senior Research Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he has served for over 25 years. His research focuses on sea ice in the Arctic and Southern Oceans, and its connection to global climate.

Glossary

Citation

Baker, J. (2011). Video: How Do We Know: Thinning Sea Ice - Climate Central. Retrieved from http://www.camelclimatechange.org/view/video/170583

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