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Getting to Know Snow

February 20, 2014

The Rey Center winter lecture series “Infatuated with Snow”continues on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. with “Getting to Know Snow” by University of New Hampshire professor and State Climatologist, Mary Stampone.

Come get to know snow from an expert as she sheds light on the future of winter sports, wildlife, and agriculture in New Hampshire.

Lecture fees and donations support the Rey Center’s art, science and nature education programs.  All lectures are held in the Margret and H.A. Rey Center Art Gallery on the second floor in Town Square. Lectures are free for Rey Center members and only $5 for not-yet-members.

For more information on Rey Center programming or becoming a member visit www.thereycenter.org or email at [email protected].

About the Presenter:

Mary Stampone Lecture, Rey Center Waterville Valley NH

Mary Stampone is an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire State Climatologist.  She received a B.A. degree with honors in Geological Sciences from Albion College in Michigan, an M.S. in Geography and a Ph.D. in Climatology from the University of Delaware.  As a UNH faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts, she teaches courses on weather, climate, natural hazards and land surface processes.  Her research in climate system science uses observations and climate system models to study atmospheric boundary layer processes and the surface-atmosphere energy balance over snow and ice.  As the New Hampshire State Climatologist, her research focuses on the development of climate service products in support of state environmental monitoring, planning and adaptation activities.

Stampone is the coordinator for the NH Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow (CoCoRaHS) network and is a weather observer for the NOAA Climate Reference Network (CRN) and US Historical Climatology Network. She also serves on the Mount Washington Observeratory Board of Trustees.

Next Lecture

Friday, March 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.Moose on the Edge by Kristine Rines, TWS certified wildlife biologist with the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department.

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

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