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New Film Out On NPS Glacier Monitoring

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The North Coast & Cascades Science Learning Network (SLN) has released a new short film, entitled "Keepers of the Beat," that features NPS geologist Dr. Jon Riedel and his work studying glaciers and climate change at North Cascade National Park. 

"Keepers of the Beat" refers to the fact that glaciers respond to environmental conditions and keep a record of our climate history, the "beats" of time. Glaciers in the Northwest national parks are shrinking fast and scientists are tracking their progress with an eye to the future.

This film takes viewers on a journey to the top of the glaciers and behind the scenes with scientists from North Cascades and Mount Rainer who are studying these glaciers and contemplating what their recession could mean for both the national parks and the planet.

“Keepers of the Beat” is 18 minutes long and streamed in HD video at http://www.nwparkscience.org.

This film and the other short videos at the site are products of the SLN, a National Park Service program serving all the Northwest national parks. Its mission is to encourage park research and to disseminate results of that research.

Please contact the program’s director, Dr. Jerry Freilich, for more information (jerry_freilich@nps.gov, 360-565-3082).



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