What ice sheets reveal about climate

‘I was interested in ice just because I liked pretty glaciers on mountains. But the reasons we seek public funds to study ice sheet is their direct impact on sea level – the fact that as ice sheets shrink, and they are shrinking, sea level is going up. And that affects about two billion people on the planet who live on the coastlines of the various continents.’
– Robert Bindschadler

NASA glaciologist Robert Bindschadler uses images from satellites in orbit – along with core samples taken from ice sheets and glaciers – to study Earth’s dynamic ice. In this EarthSky Clear Voices for Science podcast, Jeremy Shere speaks with Bindschadler about what these ice sheets can reveal about climate in the past … and in the future.

Our thanks to NASA‘s Terra Mission, helping us better understand and protect our home planet.

Our thanks to:
Robert Bindschadler
Chief Scientist
Laboratory for Hydrospheric and Biospheric Processes
Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, Maryland USA

October 1, 2008

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