Research Seminar Series: Upwelling in Lake Champlain's South Main Lake: Identifying Events and Assessing Impacts

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online - Registration required

Speaker: Eric Leibensperger, assistant professor at Ithaca College

Register for the online Zoom option:
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event will be virtual.

This November 2021 seminar was recorded and can be viewed online.

The presentation will focus on research data and results from the research project “Upwelling in Lake Champlain’s South Main Lake,” which is funded by Lake Champlain Sea Grant and administered by SUNY-Plattsburgh. The research aims to a) help managers better understand the consequences of policy decisions, while also shedding light on physical processes (upwelling) that are not controllable and may be modified by a changing climate and b) help to understand our progress toward cleaner water in Lake Champlain and the potential for climate change to compromise those efforts.

Eric Leibensperger is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Ithaca College. He specializes in environmental physics, climate change, and air quality. Prior to Ithaca College, Eric was a professor at SUNY Plattsburgh for eight years and worked with colleagues there to study the impact of climate change and weather events on Lake Champlain.

Participants should expect approximately 30 minutes of presentation, which will be recorded, followed by a facilitated, 30-minute Q&A period.

This seminar is part of the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Seminar Series.

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