Earth

137: Documenting rapid change with Dr. Carey

Dr. Joanna Carey  talks about her research on our home planet, Earth. She explains how the climate change we're experiencing is ten times faster than any in geologic history. We also discuss why small changes in carbon emissions today will make a huge difference to the future climate, and things everyday people can do to mitigate the damage.    Lear more about Dr. Carey’s research  here , and follow her on  twitter !

Dr. Joanna Carey talks about her research on our home planet, Earth. She explains how the climate change we're experiencing is ten times faster than any in geologic history. We also discuss why small changes in carbon emissions today will make a huge difference to the future climate, and things everyday people can do to mitigate the damage.

Lear more about Dr. Carey’s research here, and follow her on twitter!

136: Would sailboats work on Titan? With Dr. Soto

Dr. Alejandro Soto  returns to the show to talk about how lakes on Titan and on Earth influence the nearby atmosphere. He talks about how lakes create breezes that allow for sailing on Earth, and how the situation changes on Titan.  Titan's seas reflect the sun's light.  Cassini spacecraft  photo, credit  NASA / JPL-Caltech / University of Arizona / University of Idaho .

Dr. Alejandro Soto returns to the show to talk about how lakes on Titan and on Earth influence the nearby atmosphere. He talks about how lakes create breezes that allow for sailing on Earth, and how the situation changes on Titan.

Titan's seas reflect the sun's light. Cassini spacecraft photo, credit NASA / JPL-Caltech / University of Arizona / University of Idaho.

105: Tectonic fabric with Dr. Donnellan

Dr. Andrea Donnellan  stops by the show to talk about  GeoGateway , a website that combines different datasets to help geologists. She explains how rocks move like silly putty, and recounts the time a lone cloud masqueraded as tectonic motion.  Bonus music at the end is “ Glorious Dawn ” by Colorpulse. Hear more rad science tunes at  www.symphonyofscience.com .  Image: Portion of  GeoGateway  data.

Dr. Andrea Donnellan stops by the show to talk about GeoGateway, a website that combines different datasets to help geologists. She explains how rocks move like silly putty, and recounts the time a lone cloud masqueraded as tectonic motion.

Bonus music at the end is “Glorious Dawn” by Colorpulse. Hear more rad science tunes at www.symphonyofscience.com.

Image: Portion of GeoGateway data.

84: Saturn’s siren song with Dr. Burton

Dr. Marcia Burton  stops by the show to talk about radio waves from Saturn, as measured by the  Cassini Spacecraft . We listen to some audio clips, and she explains why it is so difficult to measure the length of Saturn’s day.  Links to the spectograms associated with the audio clips ( [1] , [2] ) on the show.   Link  to NPR story on Chronos String Quartet peice inspired by Saturn radio emissions.

Dr. Marcia Burton stops by the show to talk about radio waves from Saturn, as measured by the Cassini Spacecraft. We listen to some audio clips, and she explains why it is so difficult to measure the length of Saturn’s day.

Links to the spectograms associated with the audio clips ([1],[2]) on the show.

Link to NPR story on Chronos String Quartet peice inspired by Saturn radio emissions.