Multimedia animations

In this section you will find several animations designed and produced by the International Polar Foundation on different topics linked to the polar regions, the way our planet's climate functions, climate change, biodiversity and energy.

Most of these animations are available as CD-ROMS in various languages. Please contact us for more information.

  • How glaciers work?

    How glaciers work?


    Presentation of various general concepts concerning glaciers: formation, glacier movement, moraines, ...

  • Ice-shelves



    Presentation of the Antarctic ice shelf, formation and surface area compared with terra firma.

  • Ice floes

    Ice floes


    Description of the variations in size of the ice floes at the two poles, month by month. With photos of the various components of ice floes.

  • Icebergs



    An animation explaining how icebergs are formed, the breaking of the ice shelf, with an illustration of the breaking of the Larsen ice shelf.

  • Katabatic winds

    Katabatic winds


    An animation presenting the fierce Katabatic winds that blow out towards the sea.

  • Climate archives

    Climate archives


    Drilling in the Antarctic and Greenland icecaps, and how ice cores are studied.

  • What is the atmosphere?

    What is the atmosphere?


    The formation and composition of the earth's atmosphere in a few animations.

  • Why is it cold at the poles?

    Why is it cold at the poles?


    Discovery of the concepts of solar radiation and albedo, which explain, among other things, polar temperatures.

  • The Earth’s climate through history

    The Earth’s climate through history


    A general presentation of the Earth's climate throughout the ages. Maps showing the advance of the ice caps and glaciers in Europe as a function of the different glaciation periods.

  • The greenhouse effect

    The greenhouse effect


    A simple explanation of the principle of the greenhouse effect and the source of greenhouse gases.

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