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Fall 2009
In this Issue of Spheres

Quantifying Quicksilver

Lose 10,000 Pounds, Lighten Your Footprint

Peat Soup

Mucking About in the Name of Science

From the Lamprey to the Beltway, Again

News and Notes
Northeast Consortium Gets NOAA Funding, RecognitionNew Year Will Bring New Leadership to EOS
Faculty, Staff, and Student News
From the Interim Director



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

Interim Director:
Janet Campbell
Assoc. Director
David S. Bartlett
Editor: David Sims
Design: Kristi Donahue
Circulation: Laurie Pinciak

   

Fall 2009

Airmap
AIRMAP Program
Quantifying Quicksilver

UNH's AIRMAP PROGRAM is in the vanguard of emerging global mercury research. Read More…

At the Head of the Pack

A DECADE AGO, it was difficult and labor-intensive for researchers to accurately measure atmospheric mercury. UNH's AIRMAP program now has three sophisticated mercury monitors. Read More…


climate visualization map
New England Carbon Challenge
Lose 10,000 Pounds, Lighten Your Footprint

A FEW YEARS AGO, Denise Blaha of the Complex Systems Research Center was working with data from the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment to create climate visualization maps. Looking at the maps scared her right out of her seat.
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Peat Soup
Climate Change Research
Peat Soup

SCIENTISTS ARE pushing to get overlooked but carbon-rich peatlands into global models. Peatlands cover three to five percent of the global land surface but have been largely ignored in discussions on climate change/global warming. Read More…


Linda                  Kalnejais
Faculty Profile
Mucking About in the Name of Science

LINDA KALNEJAIS of the Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory probes coastal sediments for answers. Her focus on coastal water quality – both estuaries and the coastal zone – is a natural fit at OPAL while her interest in studying sediments adds a new dimension to the center’s work. Read More…


Erika Washburn
Graduate Student Profile
From the Lamprey to the Beltway, Again

ERIKA WASHBURN found her way to the Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory at EOS by way of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where, in 2002, she was working in the Ocean and Coastal Protection Division. Now "Dr. Washburn", she is returning to Washington on a Dean John Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.
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Around the Hall
News and Notes

• Northeast Consortium Gets NOAA Funding, Recognition  Read More…
• New Year Will Bring New Leadership to EOS  Read More…
• Faculty, Staff, and Student News  Read More…
• From the Interim Director: A Calm Pool at the Base of the Rapids  Read more . . .