Rebecca Irelan

Rebecca Irelan's Articles

  • Class of 2018 UNH marine acoustics short course

    Sound Waves of the Future

    The UNH Center for Acoustics Research and Education has received a $750,000 grant to build an ocean acoustics workforce training program.
  • Large red ocean-going vessel sits stationary in a bay.

    Setting Sail for Science

    A remotely operated sailboat that will map the seafloor is about to make its maiden voyage to Hawaii.
  • Autumn forest canopy.

    Seeing the Infrared

    UNH researchers received a $200,000 NASA grant to improve satellite-based estimates of forest growth rates.
  • A Simple Instrument for Outer Space

    A Simple Instrument for Outer Space

    UNH researchers have been awarded $50,000 to design a compact, relatively simple space instrument to measure protons in the solar wind.
  • UNH pier with research vessels on either side of it.

    Dropping Anchor at UNH

    The Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy has found a new administrative home at the UNH School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering.
  • Evening sky with crescent moon.

    The Air Up There

    NASA's latest mission to explore two unusual atmospheric phenomena will tap UNH faculty and student expertise. 
  • Image of Earth's magnetic field and solar flare from nearby sun.

    Current Events

    Researchers are using artificial intelligence and student-built magnetometers to improve space weather forecasting and prepare for power outages those storms cause.
  • Banafsheh Ferdousi

    Stormy Weather

    Banafsheh Ferdousi, a research scientist in the UNH Space Science Center, has received $800,000 from NASA to study space weather that impacts our technology.
  • Nada Al-Haddad

    Brighter Days Ahead

    Nada Al-Haddad, a research assistant professor in the UNH Space Science Center, has been awarded a prestigious four-year, $690,000 NASA grant to support her solar-based research as an early-career...
  • The Autonomous Surface Vehicle team stands next to a yellow vessel.

    Seas the Day

    A team of UNH scientists won first place in an international competition for virtual autonomous ocean-going robotics.
  • Joe Souney inspects an ice core from Antarctica.

    Core Planning

    UNH scientists received an NSF grant to plan the logistics of ice core research in a remote section of Antarctica.
  • Andy Armstrong aboard research vessel.

    Hydrographic Honor

    NOAA has awarded UNH oceanographer Andy Armstrong a Gold Medal for his contributions to delineate the U.S. extended continental shelf.
  • Coast Watchers

    Coast Watchers

    UNH's Jackson Estuarine Laboratory celebrates 50 years of research on estuarine, coastal and marine ecosystems. 
  • Island Life

    Island Life

    A new grant awarded to UNH will help island communities in the Gulf of Maine to improve their energy, freshwater, and economic resilience.
  • Bogged Down By Climate Change

    Bogged Down By Climate Change

    Shrubs are replacing moss in peat bogs due to climate change, which could cause more carbon dioxide to enter our atmosphere. 
  • Igniting a Spark for Space Science

    Igniting a Spark for Space Science

    UNH research professor Charles Smith for the 2020 AGU Carrington Award for excellence in space physics outreach.
  • Northern Lights dance across the night sky

    Night Life

    Researchers have received a new NASA grant to study geomagnetic storms on the night side of the Earth.
  • Image of sun with solar wind

    Solar Explorers

    NASA has selected two teams featuring UNH researchers for its new heliophysics mission concept studies. 
  • New Arctic Ocean map has been released

    A Better View Below

    UNH scientists have helped to publish the most detailed map to date of the Arctic Ocean seafloor.
  • GIS map indicating groundwater rise due to sea level rise

    More Than Maps

    NH GRANIT reaffirms its commitment to curating geographic data, helping communities, and shaping students' careers. 
  • Icebreaker cuts through sea ice.

    Charting a Course Ahead

    The Joint Hydrographic Center has received a five-year, $38.5 million grant to continue their work in ocean mapping.
  • Two CubeSats designed by UNH researchers.

    Solar Focus

    Scientists from the UNH Space Science Center are gearing up to offer students a new hands-on research experience that's out of this world.
  • Diagram of the five Lagrange points in space.

    A New View of Space Weather

    A new satellite bearing a UNH-built magnetometer will help scientists improve space weather monitoring and predictions.
  • Two vehicles drive through flooded road conditions.

    Water, Water Everywhere

    A new document published by UNH provides guidance to help Seacoast communities prepare for increased flood risks due to climate change. 
  • A gamma ray burst aimed at the LEAP space instrument.

    A Leap into Space

    Researchers from the UNH Space Science Center are taking new steps to study gamma-ray bursts in the far reaches of the universe, thanks to a $500,000 grant from NASA.
  • Terry Forbes

    Stellar Fellow

    Terry Forbes, UNH professor emeritus of physics, has been selected as a Legacy Fellow of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).
  • Ruth Varner stands on a boardwalk in Abisko, Sweden.

    Arctic Connections

    Ruth Varner has been appointed to a year-long position as a visiting researcher at Stockholm University in Sweden. 
  • Illustration of the Parker Solar Probe near the sun.

    Close Encounters

    UNH researchers are gaining a flurry of insights about the activity coming from our closest star.
  • Illustration of Solar Orbiter near the sun.

    Leading Light

    The University of New Hampshire is heading to the sun with the new Solar Orbiter mission.
  • Larry Mayer sits at dock near a research vessel.

    Ocean Accolade

    Larry Mayer, director for the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping and Joint Hydrographic Center at UNH, has been selected as the first recipient of the Walter Munk Medal.
  • Lindsay Olson

    Making Waves

    Underwater sounds look like the rings inside a tree trunk, wi-fi icons, fat tubes of ziti loosely arranged on a plate. At least they do in the work of artist Lindsay Olson, who collaborated with...
  • Nine students study geosciences at UNH.

    Closing the Gap

    Nine undergrads traveled from the Mid-Atlantic to take part in an intensive geoscience research program at UNH. 
  • Looking Northward

    Looking Northward

    The University of New Hampshire has joined the University of the Arctic, marking an official pledge to continue and expand on its polar expertise.
  • Nell Campbell authored a report for the United Nations.

    A United Effort

    Countries around the world have pledged to adopt new measures that will improve their land and soil health thanks in part to UNH.
  • Fully thawed fens.

    Mercury Rising

    Arctic communities who bear witness to the early impacts of climate change are grappling with a new challenge.
  • Artist Lindsay Olson next to her textile art.

    The Art of Sound

    A new collaboration between acoustics research and art is set to make waves at UNH this autumn.
  • Prime Time

    Prime Time

    Members from the UNH team who won the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Sept. 18 to discuss their winning design from the international seafloor...
  • Erik Hobbie travels abroad.

    Have Work, Will Travel

    Sometimes an extended trip abroad — or maybe a few — can offer new perspectives for those in the STEM fields. 
  • Toni Galvin and Joe Dwyer.

    Space Fellows

    Two UNH researchers are recognized for their contributions to space science.
  • Abigail Lyon receives award plaque from Gulf of Maine Council.

    Envisioning a Healthier Ocean

    Abigail Lyon '12 '15G is being recognized as a tireless advocate for clean water in the Gulf of Maine.
  • Woman bores small core from tree in forest.

    Adapting to Change

    As carbon dioxide increases in the atmosphere, trees across the U.S. are responding by growing more and conserving water when needed. 
  • Illustration of Parker Solar Probe as it approaches the sun.

    Bright Minds

    Students work behind the scenes on NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission.
  • A satellite image of the Gulf of Mexico

    A Glimmer of Oceanic Hope

    In what’s being hailed as the largest single research contract ever awarded to UNH by NASA, researchers will receive $107.9 million to develop a space-based instrument to study coastal ecosystems...
  • Drew Stevens stands in front of large computer screens.

    A New View

    Drew Stevens masters the art of displaying scientific data in a way that people can understand.
  • Listen Up, UNH

    Listen Up, UNH

    UNH is launching a new center that will focus on the science of sound. 
  • Spring pink blossoms on a tree in front of a brick building on campus.

    Seasons Of Change

    One of the leading indicators of climate change — phenology, or nature’s calendar — can provide some insight into past climatic trends as well.
  • Giving Science a Voice

    Giving Science a Voice

    Two UNH graduate students are giving New Hampshire science a national voice. 
  • A reindeer with fuzzy antlers browses for food on the ground.

    Climate (Diet) Change

    As the Arctic rapidly warms from climate change, reindeer are responding by eating different foods available during the longer growing seasons. 
  • Text on a page surrounded by colorful ocean graphics.

    Rising Above The Crowd

    Undergraduates at UNH are leading their own research project sand publishing the data and results, sometimes before they even graduate.
  • An illustration of lightning striking the Earth near an array of antennas.

    Leading the Charge

    New 3D data images have revealed the cause for unusual electrical activity in storm clouds.
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