Sensor Measures Snow Weight and Sends Alerts

Sensor Measures Snow Weight and Sends Alerts

For the past year, Chris Dundorf, President of 2KR Systems, has been working with a team of students and professors at the University of New Hampshire Manchester to create a prototype for the SnowSentry, a sensor and monitoring station that measures the weight of snow loads. By this summer, he hopes to have the devices ready to be deployed on the rooftops of strip malls, big-box stores, warehouses and school roofs -- any large structure with a flat roof and destiny with heavy snow.

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Forest Journal: More albedo can be a pretty cool thing

Forest Journal: More albedo can be a pretty cool thing

"I remember putting a dime and a penny on the dashboard of the car in the sun. My mom would reach for the dime, and I'd tell her to wait, that I was conducting an experiment. The copper penny would get warmer faster than the shiny dime."  And thus Liz Burakowski dates her fascination with the "albedo" back to when she was 5 or 6 years old.

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How One Student Went from Great Bay Community College to Researching Vibrio at UNH

How One Student Went from Great Bay Community College to Researching Vibrio at UNH

Sometimes it just takes a nudge, a suggestion, a gentle push in one direction for a person to find their way. For Jackie Lemaire, it was an invitation.

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Tea Partiers and traditional Republicans are split on science

Tea Partiers and traditional Republicans are split on science

It is very common these days to hear references to Republicans having conflicts with science. But if a new study just out in the journal Environmental Politics is correct, the conflict between "Republicans" and the scientific community may really boil down to a conflict between scientists and today's so-called Tea Party. The paper suggests that on a large array of scientific topics, members of the Tea Party diverge markedly from more traditional members of the GOP.

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Collaborative Project Tackles Problem of Closed Shellfish Flats

Collaborative Project Tackles Problem of Closed Shellfish Flats

With fecal bacterial contamination and naturally occurring Vibrio pathogens on the rise, there’s a lot working against the economic viability of Maine and New Hampshire’s shellfish flats. And the growing problem raises the specter of serious public health consequences.

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Stream Safari gets kids (and teachers) into NH rivers

Stream Safari gets kids (and teachers) into NH rivers

NH EPSCoR's Stream Safari program made the cover of Nashua Telegraph's November 2nd paper.

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Students Find Common Ground, Language Through STEM

Students Find Common Ground, Language Through STEM

NH EPSCoR's Faculty Seed Grant program helps NH students find common ground, language through STEM this summer in the EXCELL program at UNH Manchester.

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The Oyster is Their World

The Oyster is Their World

UNH's research associate professor Steve Jones is looking at environmental conditions that favor Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a pathogenic strain commonly found in oysters. He hopes to one day be able to tell fisherman when it is safe to harvest and when not to.

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Teens Investigate New Ways to use Smartphones at Camp

Teens Investigate New Ways to use Smartphones at Camp

This summer, in the Stem Discovery Lab at UNH Manchester, 14 New Hampshire high school students were doing something extraordinary- using computer science to build their own mobile applications.

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  • Mar 31 2015 - 10:22am

    The NH Wildlife Action Plan is being updated and needs your input!
    Share what you think New Hampshire can do to safeguard natural lands for wildlife and people

    NH Fish and Game, in collaboration with other agencies and organizations, is updating the NH Wildlife Action Plan. Biologists, land use experts, land protection advocates, hunters, fishermen, birders, paddlers, snowmobilers and skiers - all who work in or enjoy the outdoors - have an opportunity to weigh in on the plan for protecting wildlife species and habitats for the next decade.

    Five input sessions are being held around the state in April and May to gather ideas for actions from people who are closely connected with, and concerned about, protecting wildlife and habitats. We invite you to share your concerns about wildlife and help make the revised NH Wildlife Action Plan an even more useful and informative guide for 2015-2025!


  • Mar 30 2015 - 12:12pm

    PSU Graduate Student Awarded American Rivers’ Lapham Fellowship

    Jonathon Loos, a graduate student in Plymouth State University’s Master of Science program in Environmental Science and Policy and the Center for the Environment, has been awarded the American Rivers’ Anthony A. Lapham River Conservation Fellowship. This fellowship honors the memory of Anthony A. Lapham who served for many years on the board of American Rivers, including as its Chairman.The Fellowship provides an excellent professional development opportunity for talented post-graduates pursuing careers as leaders in the field of conservation advocacy.


  • Mar 9 2015 - 11:13am

    Sensor Measures Snow Weight and Sends Alerts

    For the past year, Chris Dundorf, President of 2KR Systems, has been working with a team of students and professors at the University of New Hampshire Manchester to create a prototype for the SnowSentry, a sensor and monitoring station that measures the weight of snow loads. By this summer, he hopes to have the devices ready to be deployed on the rooftops of strip malls, big-box stores, warehouses and school roofs -- any large structure with a flat roof and destiny with heavy snow.


  • Feb 27 2015 - 11:28am

    Snow Research, Snow Albedo, and Picture Post

    The Snow Group watches how the surface albedo of the snowpack changes over time. We may not think about it, but pollutants are carried with the air and deposited in and on top of the snowpack, where they may impact albedo. Having a day-by-day 360-degree view of the sample sites will hopefully provide enough visual clues as to what has happened over the last day, and assist in interpreting changes in the data.


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