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Drone in Greenland

Title: Drone in Greenland

Director: Guillaume Jouvet
Produced by: ETHZ
Running Time: 5:10 Minutes
Country: Switzerland
Year: 2017

Age Guideline:
Secondary School (12 - 16)

Category: Non-Verbal & Science Shorts

Screened In: Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Gulf, Sudan, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, India

The film shows how glaciologists use drones to monitor the calving – the breaking of large ice masses at the front of the tidal glacier. With aerial images created by drone flights, the scientists follow the movements of the ice masses and the formation of glacial clefts. This data is important to develop models that help to understand the process of ice breaking. The so-called calving is responsible for about half the mass loss of the Greenland ice sheet.