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Double Barreled October Rain Storms Soak Hubbard Brook

On October 27, two days before the remnants of Tropical Storm Philippe drenched New England, toppled trees, and cut power to over 1.1 million customers, a dozen scientists at the USDA Forest Service’s Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in North Woodstock, NH were hard at work. Alerted by meteorologist Eric Kelsey of a potentially historic extreme rain event, they activated a "Water RAT," or a Rapid Assessment Team, to monitor the pending storm.

Eclipse Science at Hubbard Brook: Solar Radiation and Carbon Dioxide Flux

On August 21, 2017, people across the United States looked towards the sky for a partial or complete solar eclipse, the first such astronomical event since 1918. In a rare moment of unity, people in all corners of the country gathered together to witness a natural wonder. At the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire, staff and scientists shared in the fun with a variety of contraptions. Technical instruments at Hubbard Brook and nearby research sites captured the impact of the eclipse on net solar radiation and whole forest atmospheric carbon dioxide exchange.

Comments by Dr. Michael Michael Oppenheimer at the 2017 HBRF Annual Meeting

Below are the comments made by invited speaker Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs at Princeton University, during the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire. The lecture notes were provided by Dr. Oppenheimer with permission to post.