Eye of the Oil Slick?
What will happen if a hurricane hits the Gulf's 20-million-gallon oil spill?
The worst oil spill in history is now in its 6th week, but this past week was special—it marked the beginning of the hurricane season. The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded a team of researchers an emergency allocation of a million dollars of computer time at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to model different storm scenarios. Host Steven Cherry talks to one of those researchers, Clint Dawson, a professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin.