Geoscience in Your State: New Hampshire

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By the numbers: New Hampshire

  • 1,780 geoscience employees (excludes self-employed)1
  • 80 million gallons/day: total groundwater withdrawal3
  • $78 million: value of nonfuel mineral production in 20174
  • 46 total disaster declarations, including 18 severe storm, 10 flood, and 7 snow disasters (1953-2017)⁶
  • $15.2 million: NSF GEO grants awarded in 201714...

Agencies Working on Geoscience Issues in new hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

The protection and wise management of the state of New Hampshire’s environment are the important goals of the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES). The department’s responsibilities range from ensuring high levels of water quality for water supplies, ecological balance, and recreational benefits, to regulating the emissions of air pollutants, to fostering the proper management of municipal and industrial waste, to managing water resources for future generations.

New Hampshire Geological Survey

The New Hampshire Geological Survey's mission is to collect data and perform research on the land, mineral, and water resources of the state, and disseminate the findings to the public through maps, reports, and other publications.

New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management

New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) is the state agency responsible for coordinating the planning for, responding to and recovery from major natural and manmade disaster. HSEM is part of the New Hampshire Department of Safety and is the state-level equivalent of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Case Studies & Factsheets

Cover of Geoscience Policy State Factsheet. Image credit: AGI

By the numbers: New Hampshire 1,780 geoscience employees (excludes self-employed)1 80 million gallons/day: total groundwater withdrawal3 $78 million: value of nonfuel mineral production in 20174 46 total disaster declarations, including 18 severe storm, 10 flood, and 7 snow disasters (1953-2017...

Cover of AGI Factsheet 2018-004 - Present Day Climate Change

Climate Science 101 Climate is the average of weather conditions over several decades.1,2 Geoscientists monitor modern climate conditions (1880 A.D. to present) in part by taking direct measurements of weather data (i.e., air temperature, rainfall and snowfall, wind speed, cloudiness, and so on)...

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Introduction Dry wells improve stormwater drainage and aquifer recharge by providing a fast, direct route for rainwater to drain deep into underlying sediment and rock. Dry wells are most common in the western U.S. where clay or caliche layers slow down the natural drainage of water into underlying...

GOLI Online Courses

GOLI Course: Ocean Acidification Impacts on Fisheries; Image credit: NOAA
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As the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide has increased over recent history, so has the acidity of oceans worldwide. The changing acidity of the ocean has many ecological and economic impacts, one of the most serious being its effects on marine life and fisheries. The impact of ocean...