Great Lakes Hydrometeorological and Ecosystem Forecasting

Predicting future physical (e.g., ice cover, water levels) and biological (e.g., harmful algal blooms) conditions in the Great Lakes improves the ability for commercial operators and coastal communities to plan for potential impacts, thus minimizing economic disruption and human health threats. Hydrometeorological and ecosystem forecasts rely heavily on both monitoring to describe changing environments, and modeling to translate those changes into predictions for the future. Research within this theme supports NOAA’s priority of providing information and products to make communities more resilient and increase operational services.

Research within this theme includes:

  • Hydrological/hydrodynamic models and forecasts
  • Climate and weather forecasts
  • Ecosystem state forecasts

Current Research