Tuesday, March 24, 2009

View Glacier Melt in Google Earth

Yesterday, on their Lat Long blog, Google posted link to the Extreme Ice Survey. The Extreme Ice Survey has recently released a Google Earth file that displays the results of the Extreme Ice Survey. In this Google Earth file users can view glaciers, historical data about glaciers, and some video clips about shrinking glaciers.

The Extreme Ice Survey website has high quality photos and time lapse videos from the surveyors. Embedded below is one of the videos from the Extreme Ice Survey.

GL-07 Store Glacier from Extreme Ice Survey on Vimeo.

Applications for Education
The Extreme Ice Survey Google Earth file, videos, and pictures could be good resources for teaching about the effects of global warming.

Here are some related resources that might be of interest to you:
Endangered Places Multimedia Map
Google Earth - Global Warming Prediction Files

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