News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.

Hennes Paynter Communications


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Ohio


NASA and weather researchers team up to track Lake Erie's toxic algae
Researchers hope they can better warn algae-prone communities of encroaching blooms
by WKSU's LYNDSEY SCHLEY


Reporter
Lyndsey Schley
 
NASA is using planes to track algae blooms in Lake Erie.
Courtesy of NASA Glenn Research Center
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are teaming up to track and research toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie.

Algae gives off unique signatures with light-spectrum imaging. Researchers are working to use this technology to detect what kinds of algae are in the lake and their concentrations.

John Lekki, a research engineer with NASA, says this could help algae-prone communities like Toledo, where nearly a half million people were without water last weekend.

LISTEN: LEKKI ON ALGAE

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:15)


“What we would like to eventually have is something where we can get snapshots either from aircraft or satellites and we can anticipate where algae might move," Lekki says. " Water treatment plants would have a little more time to plan how they would treat the water, things like that.”

Lekki says the program is now using aircraft, which, unlike satellites, can collect the needed data during a cloudy day

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Year-end review: Ohio Common Core, removing standards
To learn why Common Core is not good for our students or our country from a pedagogical view watch this one hour teacher created video. http://www.youtube.com/...

Ohio Senate year in review: Slow start, strong finish
Senator Keith Faber's claim that the Heartbeat Bill could endanger abortion restrictions already in Ohio law is either intentionally deceptive or Faber hasn't r...

Four Ohio death row inmates sue over new execution rule
Convicted felons still victimizing the victims and family members...fighting for their right to a due process after killing/raping someone. What about the victi...

The city of Akron will train truckers for sewer construction work
I was wandering if they where looking for people with a cdl can I get a job too?

Many long-ignored bills passed the Ohio Legislature this year
Andy, I have to ask the obvious question. When are the legislators going to fix the method of school funding? The OH Supreme Court ruled several times years ago...

Will Ohio's marijuana initiative follow casinos' lead?
We just ask to have marijuana legalized and here comes some nimrod trying to rob us of our rights and make us buy it from some legalized new type DRUG DEALER th...

Fancy dinners from humble beginnings at The Blue Door
Grandma of Chris Miller moved to Florida in a retirement community but I sure miss the Falls and the Blue Door, and the fine service and the true friendship of ...

The Black Keys guitar tech's moment in the spotlight
Nice job, Vivian. It's always nice to hear about the unsung heroes getting their due! Thank you, Chuck Johnston (Full disclosure - I'm a friend of the Carney fa...

A guide for gift-shopping for older Ohians
I'll never be to old for peanut brittle.

Akron's Tuba Christmas: A resounding blast of holiday spirit
Nice piece, Vivian! Looking forward to hearing you move from flute to tuba on Saturday. Love hearing your interviews and this seemed extra special since I kno...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University