Page 2

This issue 2 4 6

Energy Alternatives: Sowing the Seeds

17

A Forty-Year Lake Odyssey

30

Sensing the Heat

19

Breathe Easy

32

Science ‘n’ Schools Symbiosis

34

Plant Power

36

MySphere: Science at Every Scale

How former CIRES Director Susan Avery positioned CIRES to tackle one of the globe’s greatest challenges Using satellites to seek out renewable energy “hot spots”

Where the Wind Blows A CIRES scientist investigates the unknown: offshore wind at the heights of modern wind turbines.

7

Dueling with Nature

10

Walking on Thin Ice

12

Highfliers

CSTPR researchers investigate decision-making in an uncertain climate. Disappearing Arctic sea ice cover has far-reaching implications.

22 24 26 28

CIRES Interim Director’s quest to compare and contrast lakes across the globe Inhalable antibiotics could revolutionize tuberculosis treatment.

From Ice to Water

Watching Greenland melt

Aqua-Shock

Thirsty power plants tap nation’s water resources

Seismic Shake-Up

The technology-inspired evolution of CIRES’s Solid Earth Sciences Division

Sea Change

Researchers discover a surprising new mechanism behind increasing land temperatures.

CIRES Education and Outreach program creates win-win projects for all involved. Investigating how city greenspaces could mitigate impacts of climate change

Aerial Prospecting

Tailor-made technology reveals atmosphere’s hidden story.

Three decades of aircraft-aided atmospheric research at CIRES

sph res COOPERATIVE INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Editorial Staff

On the cover: Refrozen melt ponds en route to the automated weather station JAR2; Sermeq Avannarleq Glacier north of Jakobshavn Isbrae, West Greenland. ©Nikko Bayou Background: El Tatio geyser field located in northern Chile. CIRES scientists are using remote-sensing techniques to locate less obvious geothermal activity for renewable energy applications. iStock Photo

Kristen Averyt, Ph.D. Associate Director for Science Jane Palmer, Ph.D. Executive Editor/ Science News Writer Kristin Bjornsen, M.A. Senior Editor Robin L. Strelow Graphic Designer David Oonk Multimedia Producer Kiki Holl Web Master

Spheres: 45th Anniversary Edition  

A periodic magazine covering the broad range of research done at the Cooperative Institute for Environmental Sciences at the University of C...

Spheres: 45th Anniversary Edition  

A periodic magazine covering the broad range of research done at the Cooperative Institute for Environmental Sciences at the University of C...

Advertisement