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Carbon Capture and Storage, Floods, CryoSat-2 *suitable for home teaching*

This podcast from the Planet Earth Online collection and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) looks at how carbon capture and storage works, why it's here to stay, the effect of floodplains on water pollution, and how the thickness of polar ice can be measured from space. The venue for this Planet Earth Podcast is a pub which is set into the sandstone rock in the centre of Nottingham and is the perfect place to demonstrate exactly how the technology of carbon capture and storage works. Richard Hollingham meets the director of the National Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem to see for himself. Later, Richard goes to Port Meadow in Oxford to find what scientists from the British Geological Survey are doing to understand the effect of floodplains on polluted water from urban areas. Finally, Sue Nelson gets the latest from two of the scientists behind CryoSat-2, a satellite mission launched exactly 11 months ago today to measure the thickness of ice at the poles, and monitor changes in Arctic ocean circulation. A transcript of the recording is provided to assist those who find text-based content more accessible than audio. This podcast is dated 8 March 2011. NERC is a part of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) partnership of research councils.

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