Earth Reporters | 4 Burning Questions in the Freezing Cold

Could melting ice sheets and glaciers disrupt global oceanic circulation – a phenomenon that scientists call the ‘thermohaline’ effect? If they are, weather patterns in many countries could change. A team of scientists has set out to the Arctic to try and gather data – among them Dr Victoria Hill of Old Dominion University, who is investigating whether dissolved organic matter in sea water could effect the rate of ice melt.

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Films in this series

Earth Reporters | 1 Beating Plague

How veterinary science and international cooperation finally defeated rinde ...
Earth Reporters | 2 My City Your City

St Louis, Senegal, is the city most threatened by rising sea levels in Afri ...
Earth Reporters | 3 Sea Change

Reveals the revolution in our understanding of the science of the seas. ...
Earth Reporters | 4 Burning Questions in the Freezing Cold

Following scientists gathering data from the Arctic ice. ...
Earth Reporters | 5 Damming the Mekong

Examines the pros and cons of a new dam now being constructed on the Mekong ...