Science in 180: Around the Americas

NOW PLAYING: In this episode of Science in 180 learn how scientists on the Around the America's voyage measure the amount of sunlight that reaches the surface of the ocean with a sun photometer.

Includes interviews with R. Michael Reynolds, PhD, and Thomas P. Ackerman, PhD.

Hosted by Jed Thompson.

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Alaska: In this episode of Science in 180 we look at video footage Nick Bond, Washington State Climatologist, brought back from his visit to Togiak, Alaska. In Togiak, Nick shared his expertise about the climate of the Bering Sea and spoke with locals about ways they've seen climate change affect their region.