As New Hampshire Warms, UNH Studies Effects Of More Freeze-Thaw Cycles

An abandoned car sits in the muddy woods in Strafford after a 70-degree day in January 2020. (Credit Sam Evans-Brown/NHPR file)

In New Hampshire and much of New England, climate change is already causing a lot more of what’s sometimes called winter whiplash — rapid freeze-thaw cycles, from unusually warm to bitter cold and back again mid-season.

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are working to learn more about how this affects ecosystems and people. NHPR’s Morning Edition host Rick Ganley spoke with one of those scientists, Alix Contosta, about her work in this area.

Read the rest of the story at NHPR’s website.