Dr. Jason Keeler ('07), now a faculty member at Central Michigan University, will present "Connecting the Dots: Using Mobile Mesonets as a Tool for Studying Storms in Michigan and Beyond." The talk will describe how mobile mesonets can fill in the gaps left by the Automated Surface Observing Station network, the scale of which makes it difficult to investigate smaller-scale weather phenomena such as lake-effect storms. Mobile mesonets are mobile labs consisting of an outfitted vehicle, designed to sample wind, pressure, temperature and humidity while driving across a meteorological feature of interest. Keeler will highlight the use of mobile mesonets in field research over the last 25 years and introduce the Student Training for Observational Research in Meteorology (STORM) program at Central Michigan University.
Science Today is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Atmospheric and Geological Science Department, and the Oswego Alumni Association. All members of the campus and local community are welcome to participate; light refreshments are served. Campus visitors will need to get a parking pass for $1, visit the Parking Office for more information.
Wednesday, October 16 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
174 Shineman Center