Research Webinar: Seven Years of Data Buoy Observations—Impacts of Climate and Weather on Lake Champlain

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online — Registration required

View a recording of the webinar.

Speaker: Eric Leibensperger, Ithaca College

Weather impacts the chemistry, biology, and physical properties of Lake Champlain. Some lake conditions, including temperature and stratification, are not only sensitive to intermittent changes in weather, but also sensitive to long-term changes associated with anthropogenic climate change. This presentation focuses on these weather and climate impacts, summarizing the findings of seven years of Lake Champlain Sea Grant-supported data buoy observations in Lake Champlain led by SUNY Plattsburgh.

Eric Leibensperger is an assistant professor of physics at Ithaca College, specializing in atmospheric and climate science. Eric earned his bachelor’s degree in physics and chemistry from Ithaca College, and his master’s and Ph.D. in applied physics from Harvard University. Eric previously worked at M.I.T. as a postdoctoral researcher and as an assistant and associate professor in the Center for Earth and Environmental Science at SUNY Plattsburgh. He strives to include undergraduates in his research projects, which include work on air quality, climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, and physical limnology.

Participants should expect approximately 30 minutes of presentation, which will be recorded, followed by a facilitated, 30-minute Q&A period. This webinar is a part of the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Research Webinar Series.

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