What's New Image from space shows lake effect snow (1/12) A high resolution satellite image from Wednesday January 7, shows a well developed lake effect snow pattern. The snow pattern makes it clear exactly which direction the wind is from, with the clouds running from northwest to southeast.
Scientists: Weather impacts Lake Erie ‘dead zones’ Associated Press (1/6) While phosphorus-laden fertilizer runoff from farms played a part in Lake Erie's 2012 deadzone, weather conditions including drought and low flows from tributary rivers and streams were even more influential.
Study predicts longer Lake Michigan basin growing season Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (11/24) A new U.S. Geological Survey study on the effects of climate change says longer growing seasons in the Lake Michigan basin and earlier snowmelt are two likely outcomes of a warmer climate by the end of the century.
State and local climate adaptation plans (11/20) States and communities around the country have begun to prepare for the climate change. An interactive map by the Georgetown Climate Center highlights the status of state and local adaptation efforts, including those in the Great Lakes region.
Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes Basin Environment Canada and NOAA The goal of this 1998 project is to improve our understanding of the complex interactions between climate variability and change, the environment, and social and economic systems so that informed regional adaptation responses can be developed for the sustainable management of the Basin.