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John Lenters's Profile

Biography

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.


John's research projects

Michigan Tech Great Lakes Buoy Network: Protecting Lives and Property from Hazardous Lake Conditions

The goal of this project is to maintain and improve on Michigan Tech's life-saving buoy network on the Great Lakes. The buoys measure wave conditions, wind speed and direction, water temperature, water current speeds, and detailed meteorological information. Funds from this project will be used to help support the continued operations and maintenance of the buoy network.

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