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Summer 2010
In this Issue of Spheres

Time Traveling via Satellite

Rewriting the Book on the Radiation Belts

A Look Back Towards the Future

A Bright Light for Ecological Research

Bomb Detection

News and Notes
Faculty, Staff, and Student News
From the Director



Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS),
Morse Hall, 8 College Road,
Durham, NH 03824

Director: Harlan Spence
Assoc. Dir.: David S. Bartlett
Editor: David Sims
Designer: Kristi Donahue
Circulation: Laurie Pinciak



   

Summer 2010

palace
Earth Systems Science
Time Traveling via Satellite

MICHAEL PALACE majored in archaeology and environmental science at the University of Virginia, then turned to the environmental science side of things as he pursued his master’s degree at UVA. For his thesis he studied the dynamics of Costa Rican howler monkeys in relation to landscape-level vegetation structure. Read More…


rbsp
Space Science
Rewriting the Book on the Radiation Belts

AT THE DAWN OF THE SPACE AGE in 1958, NASA launched the Explorer 1 satellite with a simple instrument on board built by James Van Allen of the University of Iowa. When the 30-pound spacecraft passed through a region of Earth’s magnetosphere it encountered bands of nasty, high-energy radiation…  Read More…


Ruth Varner
Ocean Science
A Look Back Towards the Future

BACK IN THE 1900s, fishermen in the Gulf of Maine began catching haddock and cod using steam-powered bottom trawling for the first time. The new technique was so effective that a bycatch of shark, hake, monkfish, dogfish, skates, and rays was fully half the haul. Rather than let the bounty go to waste, the fishing industry enlisted the help of the U.S. government to get the bycatch to market.  Read More…


Fisheries
Earth Systems Science
A Bright Light for Ecological Research

WE ARE LIVING IN A TIME of unprecedented environmental change. Ecosystems face an onslaught of pressures being wrought by human land use and climate change – shifts in seasons, altered species distributions, the spread of invasive species and disease, insect outbreaks, and widespread extinction.  Read More…


Fisheries
Earth Systems Science
Bomb Detection

WHEN THE NEWLY ESTABLISHED U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program announced its awardees in April, among the 150 students selected from a diverse pool of 3,200 applicants was UNH graduate student Claire Treat. Read More…


Around the Hall
News and Notes

• Faculty, Staff, and Student News  Read More…
• From the Director: Sun to Mud  Read more . . .