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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2016-2017

Special University Programs

Earth, Oceans, and Space


Professor: Benjamin D. Chandran, Matthew Huber, Lynn M. Kistler, Martin A. Lee, Mark L. McConnell, Eberhard Möbius, Joachim Raeder, James M. Ryan, Harlan E. Spence, Roy B. Torbert
Research Professor: Charles J. Farrugia, Terry Forbes, Stephen E. Frolking, Antoinette B. Galvin, Christopher W. Glass, Philip A. Isenberg, Paul H. Kirshen, Changsheng Li, Charles W. Smith III, Bernard J. Vasquez
Affiliate Professor: John D. Aber
Associate Professor: Heidi Asbjornsen, James Connell, Marc R. Lessard, James M. Pringle, Nathan A. Schwadron, Ruth K. Varner
Research Associate Professor: Li-Jen Chen, Jack E. Dibb, Erik A. Hobbie, Harald A. Kucharek, Clifford Lopate, Alexander A. P. Pszenny, Douglas C. Vandemark, Cameron P. Wake
Affiliate Associate Professor: Meghan C.L. Howey
Assistant Professor: Kai Germaschewski, Linda Kalnejais, Wilfred M. Wollheim
Research Assistant Professor: Peter Forbes Bloser, Ulisse Bravar, Fatemeh Ebrahimi, Richard Lammers, Noé Lugaz, Mary E. Martin, Michael W. Palace, Joseph Salisbury, Jingfeng Xiao

The Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) is UNH’s largest research organization and its first University institute. It brings together, under common themes, many well-established research programs focused in EOS’s three centers: the Earth Systems Research Center, the Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory, and the Space Science Center. EOS is also home to the newly formed School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SMSOE).

EOS and SMSOE scientists are exploring processes on the Sun, solar influences on Earth and its magnetosphere, the chemistry and dynamics of the atmosphere, changing climate, and large-scale terrestrial and marine ecosystems. Much of this research emphasizes complex impacts on and by human activities. 

Research takes EOS investigators from the most distant energetic phenomena in the universe and Earth’s environment in space to tropical, temperate, and boreal forests; from the coast of New Hampshire and the Gulf of Maine to the world's great oceans; from the grasslands and agricultural fields of China to those of the American Midwest; and from the great ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica to the summit of Mount McKinley. EOS scientists and students use satellites, aircraft, ships, and increasingly complex computing systems to explore and investigate the most important processes in the universe and on our planet.

EOS and SMSOE's advanced research contributes substantively to the training and development of graduate students. This research is funded by major national and international organizations including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. EOS faculty also teach and mentor undergraduate students, and there are numerous opportunities for undergraduates to participate in the research activities of the Institute. Undergraduates interested in EOS activities should contact either EOS faculty in their academic departments, or e-mail the EOS director’s office,

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