New Video Models Scottish Ice Sheet Near Dundee

by | Sep 20, 2021 | Climate Change, Daily Space, Earth | 0 comments

Game of Thrones fans will be familiar with The Wall, that country-wide barrier made of ice that blocked the North from the wildlings and the white walkers. In the tv show, it was an impressive bit of CGI that is supposed to be about 700 feet tall. Now, new research into the ice sheet that covered Scotland during the last ice age is doing that whole life imitates art thing.

While there wasn’t a Castle Black at the base of this ice sheet, a new video shows just what the Scottish town of Dundee would look like at the base of a kilometer-thick wall of ice. And it’s impressive. The video was created by Kieran Duncan, a lecturer in communication design at the University of Dundee in Scotland, with Max Van Wyk de Vries, a glaciologist at the University of Minnesota. They used data from scientific papers, ice models, and satellite images of Greenland’s ice sheets to create the short film. We’ll have a link to the full version in our show notes at Enjoy!

More Information

University of Dundee press release

Giant ice sheet towers over Scottish city like the Wall in ‘Game of Thrones’ in stunning video reconstruction (Live Science)

VIDEO: Dundee under ice: a view of Tayside during the ice age 


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