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Fall 2013
In this Issue of Spheres

Back to the Future

North by Southwest

From Hydrophones to Drones

The Sky's the Limit

Gone Fishin'

Troubled Waters

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


Institute for the Study of Earth,
Oceans, and Space
(EOS)
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EOS Dir. of Finance & Admin.:
   Jo Beth Dudley

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Fall 2013

earth
Earth Systems Science
Back to the Future

IT WASN'T UNTIL I LISTENED to the first interview with Matt Huber I recorded for this story that it dawned on me: I knew this voice, knew its distinctive delivery, and it didn't belong to Huber. I was listening to Richard Dreyfuss as the marine biologist in the movie "Jaws." Read More…


eos swri
Space Science
North by Southwest

WHEN THE SPACE SCIENCE CENTER won a lead role in NASA's large, four-satellite Magnetospheric Multiscale mission in 2005, it did so by cleverly meeting a requirement that barred research institutes without a specific funding and administrative infrastructure to participate in missions over $50 million—a requirement that UNH by itself could not meet. Read More…


abisko
Earth Science
From Hydrophones to Drones

IN 2010, a chance encounter between Earth Systems Research Center scientists Ruth Varner and Michael Palace near the center's mailboxes led to a novel research project aimed at listening for methane gas bubbles in the hinterlands of Sweden. Read More…


project smart
Space Science
The Sky's the Limit

TWELVE YEARS AGO, when high school physics teacher Lou Broad began designing and flying small-scale, high-altitude balloon experiments with his students, video cameras were too big and heavy to make the flight. Read More…


aquarium
Earth Science
Gone Fishin'

CALVIN DIESSNER'S master's degree work was launched in the basement of his parents' Dover, N.H. home after he received a 10-gallon aquarium for his sixth birthday. He tossed in some frogs and fish from a local pond and never looked back. Read More…


Tim Moore
Ocean Science
Troubled Waters

WHEN A LAKE of nearly 10,000 square miles develops problems, they tend to show up in a big way—like a 600-square-mile blob of toxic algae that closes beaches, fowls water treatment plants, and costs millions to combat "on the ground." Read More…


Around the Hall
News and Notes

• Faculty, Staff, and Student News  Read More…
• From the Directors: Managing Change   Read more…