Great Lakes ice is reaching record levels after a cold 2014 winter. In a new video from MConneX, Adjunct Professor Andrew Gronewold discusses the implications of ice cover and frigid water on the lakes' future water levels and the shipping and tourism industries that depend on them.
Gronewold explains why the record levels of ice on the Great Lakes may not have as big an impact as we might think, and how better tools will help engineers measure levels in the future.
In addition to his role with CEE, Gronewold is a physical scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. His research interests include hydrological and water quality modeling with a focus on propagating uncertainty and variability into model-based management decisions. Specific research areas include predicting runoff in engaged basins and recreational water quality dynamics in Great Lakes Beaches.
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