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Glacier ice is weird. It’s solid. Solid things aren’t supposed to flow. But glacier ice flows like a liquid, and it does that without melting! How is this possible? I traveled to Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska to find out.
Special thanks to Josh Cassidy from KQED’s Deep Look for joining me in Alaska and shooting this episode! ► https://www.youtube.com/user/KQEDDeepLook
Filmed under a Special Use Permit on the Juneau Ranger District, Tongass National Forest
Archival glacier image: Glacier Photograph Collection - National Snow and Ice Data Center
Paterson, William Stanley Bryce. “The Physics of Glaciers.” Elsevier, 2016.
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It’s Okay To Be Smart is hosted by Joe Hanson, Ph.D.
Director: Joe Nicolosi/Josh Cassidy
Writer: Sarah Keartes
Cinematography: Josh Cassidy
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Producer: Stephanie Noone and Amanda Fox
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