A closer look at the changes in Lake Michigan’s surface water temperature, ice cover, and water levels.

A recent article published in Geophysical Research Letters is based on efforts of UM-CILER and NOAA-GLERL researchers to understand changing conditions in Lake Michigan.  The study looked at whether the extremely cold winter of 2013-2014 had long term implications in terms of cooler lake temperatures, increased ice cover and higher water levels on Lake Michigan. Click here for more information about the article: Impacts of extreme 2013-2014 winter conditions on Lake Michigan’s fall heat content, surface temperature, and evaporation.