Tropical Storm Arthur passed through ENC early Monday morning and dropped 3.36 in of rain in 0.5 hours (1:20am – 1:50am) recorded by Dr. Hans Paerl’s personal rain gauge. The photo above shows data output from the rain gauge showing the relative wind speed, wind direction, and rainfall. You can see more local weather reports of TS Arthur on the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS). Hans’s report is also recorded on the CoCoRaHS site under the station name Beaufort 1.6 ENE and number NC-CR-151.
Dr. Hans Paerl recently presented at the “Theo Murphy international scientific meeting” for dissolved organic matter in freshwaters to talk about The “new normal” of catastrophic tropical cyclone flooding in Coastal North Carolina (USA): Implications for organic matter and nutrient cycling. To view the full presentation click here
PhD students Haley Plaas and Malcolm Barnard are assisting with SciREN-Coast this year. SciREN-Coast is a community of educators and researchers based in eastern North Carolina who share resources to promote science literacy in today’s youth. Haley is a member of the logistics team and Malcolm is a member of the education team. To learn more about SciREN-Coast and their upcoming events click here.
PhD student Haley Plaas recently gave a talk at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences about how air quality might be impacted by cyanobacteria toxin production. You can watch her presentation here.
Dr. Hans Paerl was quoted in an article for The Scientist about blue-green algae and methane. Click here to read the full article.
A colony of cyanobacteria from Lake Stechlin taken by Prof Hans-Peter Grossart
Dr. Hans Paerl was gifted the new beverage of choice for the Lake Erie Project. “Creature from the Alegae Bloom” is brewed by Maumee Bay Brewing Company
Faculty members from UNC-Chapel Hill got a first-hand look at the work done by the school’s Institute for Marine Sciences (IMS) in Morehead City during a tour of the Neuse River Thursday.
Dr. Nathan Hall demonstrates monitoring water quality on the Neuse River
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