Dr. Primack's research highlighted on BU Today and NPR

10/18/2011

Dr. Richard Primack's research was highlighted on the BU Today website in the article, "Watching Climate Change from the Grounds and the Heavens" and on National Public Radio's show Here and Now.  Along with his graduate student, Caroline Polgar, Dr. Primack describes how they use remote sensing, data collected from the Boston Area Climate Experiment, and historical information, including old photographs and the detailed journals of Henry David Thoreau, to observe climate change.  From these sources, they are able to determine that spring leafing-out occurs on average 17 days earlier today than it did in Thoreau's time. 

A short video by (below), was included on the BU Today website.

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Dr. Primack and Caroline Polgar collect data at the Boston Area Climate Experiment.

Dr. Primack and Caroline Polgar collect data at the Boston Area Climate Experiment.