Discipline: Physics

The Antarctic Circumpolar Current, composed

The Antarctic Circumpolar Current courses through the Southern hemisphere, cooling down and getting heavier all the while. And for the first time, this current gets its own musical scoring.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2010/01/og26.mp3]

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Keeping watch on a changing ocean

When the tiniest of particles settle onto the deepest of ocean bottoms, they can have the biggest of influences. Fisheries collapse. Tsunamis. Ecosystem shifts. But how do you look at the ocean’s entire vertical swath at once?
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/12/og23.mp3]

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The Prince’s Predictions, Part II

Predicting how an entire body of water circulates is no easy task. To do it in Prince William Sound up in Alaska, it took 3 ships, teams deployed in the field and in the lab, and a real balance between work and play.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/10/og18.mp3]

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The Prince’s Predictions, Part I

Twenty years ago, an environmental disaster rocked Prince William Sound in Alaska. Today, a team assembled from science, government and beyond is trying to help make sure it never happens again.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/09/og17.mp3]

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Gliding on Earth

Rutgers University students are piloting one tiny, yellow, torpedo-shaped glider across the Atlantic Ocean from New Jersey to Spain. The journey is bound to be full of excitement and danger.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/08/og15.mp3]

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Autonomous, enormous, ingenious

Autosubs look like giant yellow torpedoes. They cruise the ocean silently. But they’re watching, listening, probing, and measuring everything as they go.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/07/og13.mp3]

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A gust of energy

A lot of people are talking about capturing the wind’s energy. But Jim Miller’s pointed his ears underwater, and it turns out that harnessing the wind kicks up a different kind of pollution.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/07/og12.mp3]

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Penguins in the hot seat

The temperature in Antarctica is rising, and Hugh Ducklow is watching an entire ecosystem change before his eyes. What happens if the ice just keeps on melting?
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/06/og11.mp3]

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The glide of a lifetime: Part I

Oscar Schofield and Scott Glenn pilot underwater robots all over the world, sampling the ocean half a world away and saving lives in the process, but they never have to leave Rutgers University in New Jersey.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/05/og07.mp3]

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Top models

Huijie Xue forecasts the underwater weather of the Gulf of Maine: its temperature, its salinity, and its currents. And a lot of people are tuning in. [audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/04/og06.mp3]

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