Research Topics

eelgrass
Jackson Estuarine Laboratory
Seagrass ecology research at the Marine School emphasizes the functional role and ecology of macroscopic marine algae (seaweeds) in nearshore coastal and estuarine habitats.
Wind Energy Turbine
Center for Ocean Renewable Energy
Wind turbines operating in the wake of upstream turbines experience power losses due to wake effects. Upwind turbines can intentionally be yawed to deflect the wakes to increase the power output of the downstream turbines, which may increase the overall power production of a wind farm.
Wind Tunnel
Center for Ocean Renewable Energy
Wind turbine arrays of up to 100 model wind turbines are studied experimentally in the UNH Flow Physics Facility (FPF), a large flow-physics-quality boundary layer wind tunnel with test section dimensions of 6 m wide, 2.7 m tall and 72 m long.
Wind Turbine Wake Studies
Center for Ocean Renewable Energy
The development of the turbulent wakes generated by two 1 m diameter turbine models were studied in the UNH Flow Physics Facility [link], which provides a unique test environment due to its large size. Individual model wind turbines scale can be studied with minimal blockage effects and facilitate access to wind turbine wake physics at meaningful Reynolds numbers, provide reference data sets for numerical model validation or the development of wind farm control algorithms.
Juvenile Wolffish
Judd Gregg Marine Research Complex
Estuaries are essential habit for juvenile winter flounder. UNH researchers are working to determine which estuaries are most productive so that they can be protected better to insure successful winter flounder recruitment.