Iceberg 'Doodles' Trace Climate History

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False colour images indicating where icebergs have gouged the sea floor.
False colour images indicating where icebergs have gouged the sea floor (image credit: Dowdeswell et al. 2017, EGU, Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms).

Here's some interesting #sciArt for ya. These great gouge marks are left behind when a large iceberg drags across the bottom of the seabed. A large collection of these images has just been published, with the help of 250 scientists from 20 different countries. By gathering this high-resolution atlas of the seafloor, scientists can better determine how the climate is changing.

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Iceberg 'Doodles' Trace Climate History
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As a passionate science communicator, Jesse Rogerson loves promoting science literacy to the public. He frequently represents the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on television and radio, social media, and at conferences. He co-developed a science communication workshop for Canadian science professionals, to instruct them in more effective methods of communicating their science. A trained and practicing astrophysicist, Jesse holds a PhD in observational astrophysics from York University, and recently published a peer-reviewed paper in The Astrophysical Journal. Jesse enjoys riding his motorcycle, board games, and ultimate frisbee.