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Published on Nov 13, 2009
In this National Science Foundation video, a team of expert scientists discuss the International Polar Year celebration. This scientific program involves more than 200 projects and thousands of scientists from more than 60 nations examining a wide range of physical, biological and social research related to the Arctic and the Antarctic. Panel experts include: Stephanie Pfirman, professor of environmental science at Barnard College; Timothy Killeen, NSF Assistant Director for the Geosciences; David Holland, professor of atmospheric ocean science at New York University; Richard Alley, professor of geosciences at Pennsylvania State University; Diana Wall, director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University; and James White, chair of the Polar Research Board.