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Photos and data from weather balloon launch

Dr. Jeff La Frenierre‘s GEG-108 Weather, Climate, and Society class, in conjunction with Dr. Chuck Niederriter and the Department of Physics, launched a weather balloon last month. Here are some photos and data collected by the balloon’s instruments.

 

Geography Holiday Party

Join us to celebrate the end of the semester and the holiday season! Geography Department Holiday Party Monday, December 8, 5-6pm Robert Moline Map Library (NHS 104) Friends and family welcome!

Student works to slow spread of aquatic invasive species

This is a guest post by Geography and Environmental Studies major Matt Keller ’15. I worked for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) this last summer as Watercraft Inspector. The goal of my internship was to reduce the spread of aquatic invasive species through public education and watercraft inspection. Invasive species that I […]

 

Geocaching: A Campus Treasure Hunt

Geocaching in the Arb: A Campus Treasure Hunt Prizes, hot cider, and cookies! Sat, Nov 22, 1:00-3:00pm Melva Lind Interpretive Center Linnaeus Arboretum Everyone welcome!

 

What’s up with Russia? Talk by Dr. M. Blinnikov today at 2:30

What’s up with Russia? Political ecology and escalating conflict in eastern Europe. What events led to the current crisis in Ukraine? What domestic issues the Russian government faced that precipitated Crimea annexation? How ecological issues in Russia and Ukraine are surprisingly inter-connected to the developing conflict between the two, and also between Russia and the […]

 

Geography Week Events: November 16-22

Celebrate Geography Week, November 16-22, with these events sponsored by the Department of Geography. Everyone welcome! Trivia at Patrick’s: See if your Geography professors know any useful trivia about geography.  .  . Tue, Nov 18, 7:00pm Patrick’s Bar and Restaurant 125 S 3rd St., Saint Peter, MN Ice core paleoclimatology: Studying Earth’s climate history using […]

 

Talk by Paolo Gabrielli on ice core paleoclimatology

Ice core paleoclimatology: Studying Earth’s climate history using information locked in glacial ice Wed, Nov 19, 12:30-1:20pm Talk by Dr. Paolo Gabrielli, Principal Investigator, Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University (via video-conference) Olin 103

 

Geography Week Events: November 16-22

Celebrate Geography Week, November 16-22, with these events sponsored by the Department of Geography. Everyone welcome! Trivia at Patrick’s: See if your Geography professors know any useful trivia about geography.  .  . Tue, Nov 18, 7:00pm Patrick’s Bar and Restaurant 125 S 3rd St., Saint Peter, MN Ice core paleoclimatology: Studying Earth’s climate history using […]

Climate Change Mitigation: Carbon Lock-In

Magnus Fredricson, Project Manager for Business Development in Skaraborg, Sweden, and Lindsay Rothschiller ’15 will give a talk on Wednesday, November 12, at 7:00pm in Olin Hall 103 on Carbon lock-in: Components, Consequences and Mitigation Strategies All are welcome. Sponsored by the Scandinavian Studies Department, Environmental Studies Program, and Center for International and Cultural Education.

 

Successful weather balloon launch

As part of Dr. Jeff La Frenierre‘s GEG-108 Weather, Climate & Society course, the Department of Geography and Department of Physics launched a weather balloon carrying instrumentation on Friday, November 7. Physics Professor Chuck Niederriter and a group of students tracked the balloon using GPS as it went up into the stratosphere and traveled east […]