Dr. Stephen Riser explains the importance of technological advancements in data collection and why a rain event over the ocean can tell us a lot about how the ocean moves water from place to place. Download
Rain At Sea Has Consequences for Global Salinity
[24-Sep-2013] Technological advancements in oceanographic data collection, both from autonomous floats and gliders to satellites have allowed scientists to gain a better understanding of how key ocean processes work and impact things like ocean circulation, the water cycle, and global climate. Dr. Stephen Riser, a Professor of Physical Oceanography at the University of Washington, explains the importance of this technology and why a rain event over the ocean can tell us a lot about how the ocean moves water from place to place.