Hamilton among notable Mainers, scientists lost in 2016, media report
University of Maine climate scientist Gordon Hamilton was included in several media reports on notable Mainers who passed away in 2016. The Associated Press, Portland Press Herald and Maine Public reported on the deaths. The professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and researcher with the Climate Change Institute died in a field accident Oct. 22 while conducting research in Antarctica for the National Science Foundation. Hamilton, who was 50, spent much of his time in Greenland and Antarctica studying the movement and melting of glaciers and how that contributes to rising sea levels, the AP reported. Hamilton also was included in National Public Radio’s story, “Reflecting on some of the scientists we lost in 2016.” The Washington Times and WLBZ (Channel 2) carried the AP report.