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Eavesdropping on a glacier's seismic whisper

Understanding the processes going on at the base of Greenland’s glaciers is vital to learn more about the melting of these enormous blocks of ice.

In this podcast, we follow glaciologist Evgeny Podolskiy's unorthodox attempt to get this information. Setting off from a coast stained with whale blood, he and a team of indigenous Greenlanders and research associates braved the perilous waters to drop a borrowed seismometer to the sea floor – in the hopes of learning more about the impacts of climate change in this icy environment.

This is an extract from the 28th July episode of the Nature Podcast

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