Elizabeth Burakowski, a climate scientist at the University of New Hampshire, studies how deforestation affects the local climate in New Hampshire. Burakowski has found that a measurement called albedo, which is the reflectivity of an area based on its snow cover, can have a significant effect on climate. As New Hampshire's forest and snow cover have changed over the centuries, it has had a significant impact on the climate, natural resources and economic potential of the state. This story is produced by NBC Learn in partnership with Pearson.
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