Research on Climate and its Impact on Alpine Ecosystems
AMC is currently engaged in a multi-year research study, funded by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to understand the impact of climate change and air pollution on higher elevation and alpine ecosystems. This collaborative project integrates long-term data sets and research strengths of the AMC, Mt. Washington Observatory and Plymouth State University.
Early goals of this three-year project are to:
This initial research has resulted in two peer-reviewed scientific papers, which have been accepted for publication in the journals Atmospheric Environment and Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research.*
Read more about initial findings in "Northeastern Alpine Ecosystems – Survivors or Victims of Climate Change" by AMC Research Director Dr. Kenneth Kimball
* Murray, Kimball, et al. (2009). A 16-year comparison of fine particle and aerosol strong acidity at the interface zone (1,540 m) and within (452 m) the planetary boundary layer of the Great Gulf and Presidential-Dry River Class I Wildernesses on the Presidential Range, New Hampshire USA. Atmospheric Environment
Dr. Kenneth D. Kimball, Director of Research