For years, National Park Service scientists have been monitoring glaciers at Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic national parks. Not only are glaciers awe-inspiring elemental forces, but they are absolutely critical resources for northwest ecosystems and human populations. To record the size of a glacier is no easy task--high winds, deep crevasses, and snowstorms are all common environmental conditions--and requires both creative field techniques and a sense of adventure.
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Executive Producers: Jerry Freilich and Michael Liang, NPS
Director, Editor, Producer: Donald Jay O'Brien
Director of Photography: Eric Rejman
Music: Thomas Owens