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Spring 2014
In this Issue of Spheres

In Search of the Solar Black Swan

Renaissance Woman

Back to the Future (Part Two)

State of Flux

Cosmic Tower of Babel

Touchdown in the Ozone

News and Notes
Faculty, Staff, and Student News
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Spring 2014

suntoicemontage
Space and Earth Systems Science
In Search of the Solar Black Swan

TWO YEARS AGO, the National Science Foundation-funded "Sun-to-Ice" project headed up by EOS scientists set out to establish a firm connection between explosive events on the sun and an associated chemical signature locked away in polar ice cores. Read More…


katharineduderstadt
Space and Earth Systems Science
Renaissance Woman

WHEN KATHARINE DUDERSTADT arrived at the Earth Systems Research Center just over a year ago as the newest member of the Sun-to-Ice project, she was given the task of running the Whole Atmosphere Climate Community Model developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Read More…


Back to the Future
Earth Systems Science
Back to the Future (Part Two)

IN THE LAST ISSUE of Spheres, we introduced climate modeler Matt Huber who arrived in September from Purdue University. In part two of the interview, Huber talks specifically about his paleoclimate work concerning two warm-Earth epochs, the large uncertainties inherent in making climate predictions based on general circulation model runs… Read More…


State of Flux
Earth Systems Science
State of Flux

SINCE 2003, the Bartlett Experimental Forest in the White Mountains has been New Hampshire's only site for a state-of-the-art instrument that takes the pulse of the landscape continuously. Read More…


neutron monitor
Space Science
Cosmic Tower of Babel

THE NETWORK of neutron monitors that have dotted the globe since the 1950s, including those operated by UNH on the Durham campus and atop Mount Washington, remains the most advanced method for ground-based measurements of the cosmic ray flux on Earth. Read More…


forest watch study
Earth Systems Science
Touchdown in the Ozone

UNTIL THIS PAST FEBRUARY, Barry Rock had no idea that over twenty years of scientific data gathered by students and teachers in UNH's inquiry-based Forest Watch program were a mirror image of crucial environmental findings recently released by state officials. Read More…


Around the Hall
News and Notes

• Faculty, Staff, and Student News  Read More…
• From the Director: Spring in Our Step  Read more…