NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

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News and Media

Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia

Algae scientist says nitrogen another issue – Toledo Blade – April 1, 2017

Tracking harmful algae in Lake Erie – Great Lakes Echo – February 3, 2017

Researchers creating  warning system for low oxygen water – Great Lakes Echo – Dec. 9, 2016

LOCAL Robots, other high-tech devices dive in to water, algae research – Toledo Blade – December 5, 2016

Water Levels & Temperature

Setting the story straight on Great Lakes water levels – Great Lakes Echo – March 15, 2017

Warm winter has less impact on Great Lakes water levels – Detroit Free Press – February 22, 2017

How steamy Great Lakes waters will amplify lake-effect snowstorm – MLive – Dec. 7, 2016 

Great Lakes unusually warm for this time of year – Detroit Free Press – Dec. 2, 2016

Waves and Currents

Are there tsunamis in the Great Lakes? – Science Blog – Dec. 5, 2016

The Great Lakes Have More Than 100 “Mini-Tsunamis” Every Year, According to New Research – WKSU – Dec. 5, 2016

Researchers find meteotsunamis are an underrated hazard in the Great Lakes – Wisconsin State Farmer – Nov. 28, 2016

Current events in the Straits of Mackinaw – Great Lakes Echo – Nov. 1, 2016

Ice

Researchers ponder whether low ice coverage is the Great Lakes’ new normal – Chicago Tribune, April 3, 2017

Lake Superior less than 20 percent frozen – CBCNews – March 16, 2017

U.S. Coast Guard’s ship pushes through a frozen Lake Michigan – NBC26 Green Bay – Feb. 28, 2017

Great Lakes Mostly Open Water This Winter – Wisconsin Public Radio – February 1, 2017

Great Lakes less icy this winter – Grand Haven Tribune – February 17, 2017

Optical Illusion Lets a Man ‘Walk on Water’ – National Geographic – Jan. 24, 2017

Incredibly clear lake ice makes for viral photo – USA Today – Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press – Jan. 22, 2017

Climate

Lake Climate Projection: MTU researcher developing Great Lakes climate model – The Daily Mining Gazette – Jan. 4, 2017

Fish, Food Webs, and Invasive Species

Study Links A Warming Climate To Changes In Great Lakes Food Web – WPR.org – Dec. 6, 2016

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