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. A trained and practicing astrophysicist, Jesse holds a PhD in observational astrophysics from York University, and publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals. Jesse enjoys riding his motorcycle, board games, and ultimate frisbee.