The Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest is one of the longest running and most comprehensive ecosystem study sites in the world. Established by the USDA Forest Service in 1955, this 7,800-acre research site is located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Ice storms are extreme weather events that can have lasting impacts on forest ecosystems, services, products, and recreation and scenic areas. A severe 1998 ice storm with long-term effects necessitated a deeper understanding of these storms and how they relate to a changing climate. This research brief describes the first-ever experimental ice storms created at Hubbard Brook during the winters of 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.