Lake Sunapee Protective Association

 

Science

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.

LSPA Scientific Advisory Committee:

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,

http://www.unh.edu/facultyexcellence/2001/haney.html

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

Current Programs

The Polar Vortex, Jet Stream and You
01-29-2014
The Polar Vortex and the Jet Stream are behaving differently this season, bringing really weird weather to New Hampshire and beyond.

Lake Sunapee Ice Out April 18, 2013
05-01-2013
Lake Sunapee Ice Out April 18, 2013

What Trees Do for You
10-04-2012
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
11-01-2011
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
08-31-2011
Tropical Storm Irene did have its influence on Lake Sunapee. View the graphed data collected by LSPA's buoy.

Secrets and Science of Lakes
07-08-2011
Secrets and Science of Lakes

Freshwater Jellyfish – Species on the Move
10-04-2010
In September, fresh water jellyfish were seen in lakes in NH and MA. Just what are these critters.

Buoy Maintenance
08-20-2010
What is it like to maintain a buoy?

News on LSPA's Buoy
06-04-2010
The Sunapee Buoy is repaired and back in place!

Springtime Signals Key Lake Cycle
03-29-2010
Springtime Signals Key Lake Cycle
Much goes on underneath the surface of lakes as the ice melts!


All About Wind Chill
01-08-2010
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.

LSPA and GLEON
11-03-2009
LSPA continues to be active member of GLEON

Cyanobacterial Blooms
06-23-2009
There has been recent local media attention to cyanobacterial (blue green algae) blooms in New Hampshire lakes.

Carey’s Graduate Work
06-23-2009
Cayelan Carey will be continuing
the data collection work she began last
summer for her dissertation at Cornell.


Snow, Sleet or Rain
03-26-2009
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
03-25-2009
LSPA is a collaborator in a National Science Foundation effort to bring real scientific data to the classroom.

Lake Sunapee Bathymetry
01-08-2009
Some Surprises from Lake Sunapee Bathymetry

NSF Workshop Held at LSPA
09-18-2008
National Science Foundation Workshop held at LSPA

John Downing - lake scientist visits Sunapee
07-28-2008
During the week of July 21st, Prof. John Downing studied Lake Sunapee, defining the lake bottom contour.

A Busy Summer for Visiting Scientists at LSPA
07-27-2008
June and July were busy months for visiting scientists at LSPA!

Lake Sunapee buoy wind rose graphs
06-02-2008
Wind direction and freguency on Lake Sunapee from May 27, 2007 to May 28, 2008

How Lakes Freeze
01-28-2008
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!

Dr. David Strayer talk on Invasive Species
12-12-2007
Dr. David Strayer, senior scientist at the Institute for Ecological Studies, spoke at Colby Sawyer College's Ivey Center

Gloeotrichia study
09-01-2007
Scientists work together to study this invasive species.

LSPA's Buoy Data
08-27-2007
LSPA launched its Instrumented buoy on August 27th. This buoy is part of a global network of buoys, measuring lake parameters.

LSPA Scientific Advisory Committee

LSPA Lab Manager, Bonnie Lewis, and Assoc. Director, Robert Wood, take water measurements through the ice.

Scientist Kathy Cottingham and students taking blue green algal samples.

Researchers preparing traps and samples.

 

 

 


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