John Lenters's Profile


Dr. John Lenters is an Associate Research Scientist with the Great Lakes Research Center at Michigan Tech and is the principal investigator for Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Buoy Network (GLBN). Lenters' research focuses on the effects of weather and climate on lakes and other water resources, with an emphasis on the Great Lakes. He holds bachelors degrees in physics and mathematics from Hope College, as well as an M.S. and Ph.D. in atmospheric science from Cornell University. Lenters has previously held a postdoctoral research position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as tenured faculty positions at Lake Superior State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Most of his current research is focused on Great Lakes coastal storms, as well as the effects of climate on lake temperature, ice cover, evaporation, and water levels. Lenters also teaches a Michigan Tech course on "Naval Systems and Platforms," which covers topics related to marine science and technology, physical limnology, and marine meteorology.

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