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CLIP 10481

Ice retreats in spring on the Arctic tundra

Ice retreats in spring on the Arctic tundra
Key Info
  • Ice retreats in spring on the Arctic tundra
  • Duration: 01:12
  • Satellite and time lapse photography show ice retreating from the tundra in spring. Aerial footage north of the treeline identifies the tundra. Time lapse photography shows the ice melting on the ground and the grass sprouting. Unusual satellite time lapse photography shows the bigger picture. This clip was first created on the Planet Earth website: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Bio: Environment - Habitat

  • Keywords: tundra, satellite, spring, melt, melting
Ideas for use in class
  • To illustrate the tundra habitat and its seasonal changes.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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