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CLIP 14178

Discovering moulin tunnels in the Arctic

Discovering moulin tunnels in the Arctic
Key Info
  • Discovering moulin tunnels in the Arctic
  • Duration: 02:51
  • Extreme adventurer Andy Torbet leads a team down into the heart of the ice. Scientists know very little about what happens to water trapped underneath and within ice. What Andy discovers is a massive side passage which, when active, would have been used to channel water sidewards. However the team are prevented from investigating further when the tunnel roof begins to collapse. First broadcast on Operation Iceberg on BBC2 in November 2012.
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  • Keywords: Ice, glacier, water, movement, channelling, Moulin, tunnels, exploration, channel, Andy Torbet, operationiceberg
Ideas for use in class
  • Excellent for showing the precarious conditions explorers work within when tackling ice. Students will be fascinated by the images of the Moulin tunnel and the size of the water flow that would have been travelling within it when in use.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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