A tiny glider meets a very large ocean indeed

Rutgers University

A Rutgers University team launched an underwater robotic glider called RU27. The glider’s zigzagging under the sea, collecting data on water temperature and salt levels to give scientists clues about the impact of climate change on the ocean. And it’s being piloted by a team of undergrads. This piece aired on Living on Earth during the second weekend in June 2009.

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~ by Ari Daniel on June 16, 2009.

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