It sounds like a simple question - what color is a glacier? This video, compiled from 6 field seasons around the Arctic and Antarctic, shows you just how complex that answer is, why it matters, and what I do as a researcher to help answer that question.

My name is Allen, and I'm a glaciologist.

Thanks to the many who gave their support to help make this video possible. Including: Scott Polar Research Institute & Trinity College, University of Cambridge, Harvard University Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, NERC Field Spectroscopy Facility, NSF GRFP, National Geographic, Explorers Club, Sigma Xi, the Anglo-Norse Society, ARCFAC, the Juneau Icefield Research Program, Tarfala Field Station, the International Summer School in Glaciology, and more.


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