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Slight Chance of Science

Feb 12, 2024

NASA Atmospheric Scientist, Kirk Knobelspiesse joins us to discuss PACE: The Planketon, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem mission. We chat about how this satellite will help us better understand how microscopic particles in the air and in our oceans impact our changing climate.


Jan 26, 2024

Whether it’s products you use around your home or the safety of our roads when the weather gets icy, researchers at Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland are finding the human demand for salt comes at a cost to the environment. Chief meteorologist Brent Watts talks with Stanley Grant and Megan Rippy from...


Dec 6, 2023

This hurricane season in the Atlantic ranks fourth for the most named storms in a year since 1950. Meteorologist Catherine Maxwell along with Dr. Stephanie Zick, Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech who specializes in tropical meteorology, dive into why we saw an uncharacteristically above...


Nov 1, 2023

Chief meteorologist Brent Watts and the team’s resident snowman, meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner, discuss the factors at play this winter and what could be ahead in terms of storms and snow.


Sep 28, 2023

Fall has arrived! Meteorologist Payton Major chats with Dr. John Seiler, a forestry professor at Virginia Tech and tree physiology expert, to find out when we can expect fall colors to arrive and how drought could be stressing out trees.