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Fall 2010
In this Issue of Spheres

Of Crops, Climate, Canals
and the Cryosphere

IBEX Mission Changes its SOCs

The Sustainable Scientist

Waxing Moon Exploration

The Age of Aquarius

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



Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS)

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

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Fall 2010

Crops, Climate, Canals and the Cryosphere
Earth Systems Science
Of Crops, Climate, Canals, and the Cryosphere

THIS IS BIG Science. Just read the title of the successful National Science Foundation proposal recently won by EOS researchers: “Crops, Climate, Canals, and the Cryosphere in Asia; Changing Water Resources Around the Earth’s Third Pole.”  Read More…


IBEX
Space Science
IBEX Mission Changes its SOCs

WHEN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Nathan Schwadron left Boston University to join the Space Science Center and the physics department, he beefed up UNH’s already substantial involvement in the Interstellar Boundary Explorer mission. Schwadron is lead scientist for the IBEX Science Operations Center, or ISOC, and, thus, as he goes so goes the center.  Read More…


Wake and Students
Earth Systems Science
The Sustainable Scientist

SEARCHING FOR RELEVANCE and effectiveness in his scientific career, Cameron Wake zigzagged from big-scale, climate system science down to regional air quality issues and then back up to the biggest picture of all – a sustainable life here on planet Earth. As he did so, he evolved from pure scientific researcher to a translator of science.  Read More…


LRO colormap
Space Science
Waxing Moon Exploration

WHEN NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter blasted into space in June 2009, the mission was intended to be a first step toward extending human presence in the solar system, beginning with a return to the Moon. But in February 2010, when President Obama cancelled Bush administration plans to return astronauts to the Moon by 2020, it seemed that the LRO mission had perhaps lost some of its luster.  Read More…


Aquarius
Ocean Science
The Age of Aquarius

THE CYCLING of water and energy through the atmosphere and oceans is crucial to life on Earth. Yet the ties among the water cycle, ocean circulation, and climate are poorly understood. Knowledge of the distribution of sea surface salinity, or SSS, over time is critical to resolving these relationships. Read More…


Around the Hall
News and Notes

• Faculty, Staff, and Student News  Read More…
• From the Director: Integrated, Interdiscipinary, Sustainable  Read more . . .