Shorter winters, less snowfall: Climate change threatens winter sports season

Liz Burakowski, an assistant research professor at the University of New Hampshire, has been studying local trends in snowfall and climate change for the past seven seasons, supported in part by the NSF EPSCoR Ecosystems & Society project.

Her findings led to a new report predicting that ski seasons in 2050 could be shortened by up to fifty percent of what they are today, which could be devastating to the winter sports economy - and especially for sports like snowmobiling, which rely on having a natural snowpack.

UNH Arctic Seminar Series: The Arctic Meltdown and Extreme Weather: How Are They Connected? - Dr. Jennifer Francis

Sunday, March 25, 7:00 p.m.
MUB Theater II, University of New Hampshire

Does it seem as though the weather gods have gone crazy lately? It is not your imagination. The question on everyone's minds is why? And is it related to climate change? In this presentation, Dr. Jennifer Francis, Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University will explain new research that links increasing extreme weather events with the rapidly warming and melting Arctic during recent decades.

UNH Graduate Research Conference

The University of New Hampshire would like to invite you to the Annual Graduate Research Conference (GRC) April 9-10, 2018. The GRC is a celebration of academic excellence at the University of New Hampshire. Over 200 UNH graduate students, from all academic disciplines, will present at the GRC over the course of those two days, or during their program’s research symposia. The presentations showcase the results of their scholarly, engaged, and creative research in multiple venues at both UNH's Durham and Manchester campuses.