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February 2005

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Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Cooperation with National Weather Service Continues

Rain Gauge

The National Weather Service (NWS) Cooperative Observer Program (COOP) recently installed a new precipitation gauge and temperature sensor at the Harvard Forest. Installation of the new system, which will upload data to the NWS via satellite every 15 minutes, continues many years of participation by the Forest in the COOP program. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2005

New Harvard Forest Publication: Reconstructing Hurricanes

Boose, E. R. 2004. A Method for reconstructing historical hurricanes. Pages 99-120 in Hurricanes and Typhoons: Past, Present, and Future. R. Murnane and K. Liu, eds. Columbia University Press, New York. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Sixteenth Annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium

Walkup Climber

Harvard Forest's annual ecology symposium, jointly sponsored by Harvard University's NIGEC and LTER Programs, will be held Wednesday, February 23. The meeting will include a series of synthetic talks outlining the developement, accomplishments, and future directions for science in the LTER and NIGEC programs. Presentations will highlight the effects of historical factors, climate forcing, pollution, and land-use on carbon dynamics, invasive species, and ecosystem structure and function. Synthesizing studies through modeling will be emphasized.