Arctic

Rocket launches into the green Northern Lights.

Research Snapshot: Northern Lights

On a recent night above the Arctic circle in Norway, two rockets carrying equipment designed and built by UNH students and researchers streaked across the sky, cutting through the vivid green aurora — more commonly known as the Northern Lights. These skyward sensations are created when charged... Read More

Recent Stories

  • The Stordalen mire in Abisko, Sweden, a subarctic region where Assistant Professor Jessica Ernakovich has collected data on soil microbes in permafrost.
    - Microbial Ecologist Honored with CAREER Award
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently recognized Jessica Ernakovich, assistant professor of natural resources and the environment, with a prestigious $1.1 million CAREER... Read More
  • A photo showing Arctic researchers Jess Steketee, a Ph.D. candidate, and Dr. Rebecca Rowe from the UNH Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
    - Arctic Changes; Global Impacts
    Faculty in UNH’s natural resources and the environment program have a strong legacy of tackling environmental challenges through research and education. So when master’s students... Read More
  • Jessica Scheick headshot with icebergs floating on the ocean in background.
    - Rising Star
    Jessica Scheick was selected for Geospatial World's 2022 Rising Stars Award for her work in cryospheric science and remote sensing data.  Read More
  • Defrosting the Arctic
    - Defrosting the Arctic
    New research led by UNH aims to understand the interactions that stimulate the release of carbon from thawing permafrost in the Arctic. Read More
  • Arctic mountains and sea with text "the Arctic is melting. Is it time to panic?"
    - Melting Arctic
    An international panel of researchers, including UNH's Larry Mayer and Nancy Kinner, will discuss Arctic change and melting. Read More
  • Icebreaker Healy in Arctic
    - Northwest Passage
    For two days in March, UNH will be the epicenter for discussions about how New England will respond to changes in the Arctic. Read More
  • SPARK 2016 Research Review - Climate Change
    - SPARK 2016
    Flip through the most recent issue of SPARK, UNH’s annual research review. Read More
  • Cameron Wake skiing in Denali National Park
    - All Eyes on the Arctic
    Each summer, a handful of UNH researchers pass up New England’s hard-won summer and head to the remote glaciers, peatlands and oceans on top of the world. There, they’re exploring... Read More
  • Ruth Varner and student working in the field
    - Ruth Varner Honored by American Geophysical Union for Student Mentoring
    Ruth Varner has been awarded the American Geophysical Union’s 2015 Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring. Varner ‘93G ‘00G is associate professor of... Read More
  • An archipelago off the coast of Norway
    - UNH Geologist Identifies New Source of Methane for Gas Hydrates in Arctic
      Research led by a UNH professor has identified a new source of methane for gas hydrates — ice-like substances found in sediment that trap methane within the crystal structure of... Read More