A stunning new video shows the giant ice cap that shaped the Scottish landscape in the last Ice Age looks something like this game of Thrones.
The film simulates how thick it is one kilometer. He could see the upper part of the modern city of Dundee. The iceberg looms over the city game of Thrones The chain of massive ice wall towers above Castle Black.
Kieran Duncan, a lecturer in communications design at the University of Dundee in Scotland, created the video with Max van Wyck de Vries, a glaciologist at the University of Minnesota.
They include the 571 ft (174 m) Dundee Act, a Dundee local landmark in the height of the Washington Monument (555 ft or 169 m), to illustrate the size of the glacier.
Part of the movie shows what a mile-long layer of ice would have looked like [Dundee] Lo, and I remember being shocked when Max first told me about it: “Duncan said in a statement.
“You hear numbers like that, but only when you see what it would have looked like in relation to something like law, the towers over the city, do you really begin to imagine the size of this glacier.”
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Dundee glaciers covered most of the British Isles 20,000 years ago, towards the end of the last Ice Age (about 2.6 million to 11,700 years ago). Like Earth about 15,000 years ago, glaciers recovered and created features in the landscape, such as the Dundee Act, according to the statement.
Van Wyck de Vries decided to learn more about Scotland’s past when he visited his girlfriend in Dundee last March and was unable to return to the US due to COVID-19 Close. The couple began exploring Dundee and the surrounding area for training.
Above: An excerpt from the video comparing the height of the glacier and Dundee in modern times.
“It got me thinking about these beautiful landscapes and how they were formed by the flow of ice,” says van Wyck de Vries.
To find details about the glacier, he scans scientific papers, local data, and ice models. He also took a look at satellite images of recent glaciers in the green.
Van Wyck de Vries subsequently received public participation funding from the British Society of Geomorphology and collaborated with Duncan to conceptualize his work.
The 3-minute film uses animation, photography and time-lapse video techniques to bring to life the ancient glacier above Dundee.
It was released on YouTube on September 6 and is part of the “Time and Tide” exhibition at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum through October 3.
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