Perpetual Notion Machine
What’s AMOC? Glad you asked! AMOC stands for Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, or in other words, the complex process of Atlantic ocean current, flow, or, as our guest Galen McKinley describes it, a conveyor belt around the rim of the Atlantic Ocean. Galen is a professor in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at UW-Madison, and has […]
Tonight, PNM aired a do-over of our show on weather satellites, specifically, the GOES-16 satellite, which will be up-and-running within a couple weeks. On December 15, 2016, WORT went “dark” on the radio, that is, not broadcasting, due to maintenance on the tower. However, PNM did record a show that also was web-streamed on the […]
In our New Year’s special, host Will Cushman talks to Phil Plait, author of the “Bad Astronomy” blog on Slate.com, about the Earth’s orbit and the different (and confusing) ways that days and years can be measured. We also hit on some of the top science stories of 2016, including the Zika virus and CRISPR/Cas9.
The Nature Conservancy has been protecting and conserving habitat and the environment for around 50 years. But climate change poses a new and more dangerous threat. So, tonight PNM invited two members of TNC Wisconsin to talk about some of the threats and effects of climate change that they feel will happen and some of […]
Despite the fact that PNM was not “on-the-air,” we did have a show tonight. PNM reporter Dennis Shaffer had Tim Schmit as our guest. Tim has been a Satellite Research Meteorologist at UW-Madison’s Space Science and Engineering Center and now works at the Center for Satellite Applications and Research at NOAA, or the National Oceanic […]
Ecosystem services can be thought of as the resources or benefits we get from nature. As you might expect, urban ecosystem services, then, are those benefits found in urban environments. So, PNM reporter Kai Brito invited Carly Ziter, an urban ecologist and Ph.D candidate at UW-Madison, as his guest on the show. Among her many […]