Lake science (limnology) began in
earnest on Lake Sunapee in the 1950s, with water
quality measurements. These resulted in Lake Sunapee
being classified as “A” or
adequate as drinking water. Since
that time, many studies have been done on Lake Sunapee,
the surrounding lakes and the watershed.
Kak Weathers (SAC Chair), Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, http://www.caryinstitute.org/people_sci_weathers.html
Tim Allen, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Keene State University, http://academics.keene.edu/tallen/
Nick Baer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Colby-Sawyer College, http://www.colby-sawyer.edu/academics/faculty/baer_n.html
Celia Chen, Ph.D., Research Professor, Dartmouth College, http://www.dartmouth.edu/~toxmetal/about/research-team/faculty/Celia.html
Kathryn Cottingham, Ph.D. (SAC Vice Chair), Professor, Dartmouth College, http://www.dartmouth.edu/~cottingh/
Deanna Denault, Ph.D., Dartmouth Medical School
Holly Ewing, Ph.D. (SAC Vice Chair), Associate Professor, Bates College, http://www.bates.edu/environment/faculty/holly-ewing/
James Haney, Ph.D., Professor, University of New Hampshire,
Michael Simpson, MS, Core Faculty and Chair, Antioch University, http://www.antiochne.edu/directory/employee_detail.cfm?ID=7160002689
Ben Steele, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Colby-Sawyer College, http://www.colby-sawyer.edu/academics/faculty/steele-b.html
Science at Sunapee
LSPA's Scientific Advisory Committee have recently published their research on freshwater lake topics
The Polar Vortex, Jet Stream and You
The Polar Vortex and the Jet Stream are behaving differently this season, bringing really weird weather to New Hampshire and beyond.
What Trees Do for You
Many people don’t give a second thought to trees, but there are some very good reasons for everyone to appreciate trees.
GLEON 13 - A Success
The international conference,GLEON 13, of international lake scientists, cohosted by LSPA and the Cary Institute at Mt. Sunapee was a tremendous success.
Irene and Lake Sunapee
Tropical Storm Irene did have its influence on Lake Sunapee. View the graphed data collected by LSPA's buoy.
All About Wind Chill
Wind Chill is an important factor to know when venturing out in the wintertime. Knowing how it is calculated helps to understand this human -related weather phenomenon.
There has been recent local media attention to cyanobacterial (blue green algae) blooms in New Hampshire lakes.
Carey’s Graduate Work
Cayelan Carey will be continuing
the data collection work she began last
summer for her dissertation at Cornell.
Snow, Sleet or Rain
It's not so easy to predict whether meteorological conditions will result in snow, sleet, freezing rain or hail.
From the Lake to the Classroom
LSPA is a collaborator in a National Science Foundation effort to bring real scientific data to the classroom.
How Lakes Freeze
Recently, I have had several people ask about how lakes freeze. I knew some answers, but as I researched deeper, the freezing of lakes can be complicated!
LSPA's Buoy Data
LSPA launched its Instrumented buoy on August 27th. This buoy is part of a global network of buoys, measuring lake parameters.