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Glaciers are precious natural resources, providing vital water to millions of people and countless ecosystems across the planet. But almost all glaciers around the world are shrinking as global temperatures increase.
In this video, together with glaciologists Dr Bethan Davies and Dr Simon Cook, we take a closer look at glacier systems and how they respond to climate change, including:
– Where and how glaciers form
– Accumulation and ablation
– The equilibrium line
– Glacier mass balance
– How glaciers respond to changes in climate.
Written and developed by: Bethan Davies, Simon Cook, Rob Parker, Harriet Ridley, Tim Parker.
Videography by: Harriet Ridley, Anna Korecká, Josh Carron.
Historical Iceland imagery used in the After Ice footage is based on aerial photography from Nation Land Survey of Iceland.
Svinafellsjokull Glacier - Iceland , Flying drone above Vatnajokull park by World&Drone is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.
Patagonia 💚 4K Video Ultra HD, Epic Drone Footage| Chile & Argentina by Drone Media is licensed under CC BY 3.0.
Flaajokull glacier Iceland - tongue of the Vatnajokull by World&Drone is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.
Alaska Fatbike Adventure - Knik Glacier (W/ Drone Footage) by Nathaniel Bannish is licensed under CC BY 3.0.
Water in Helheim Glacier Makes Its Way to the Ocean by NASA is in the public domain.
A Winter to be Remembered in Switzerland ( DRONE 4K) by SwissHumanity Stories is licensed under CC BY 3.0.