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Dave Kristovich receives grant to collaborate with NWS Office

A key difficulty in forecasting severe convective weather in the Great Lakes region is predicting whether thunderstorms will weaken or strengthen as they cross over a lake. Dave Kristovich has been notified that the Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education, and Training (COMET) program will fund a proposal to investigate thunderstorm interactions with the Great Lakes. The project is collaborative, entailing strong interactions with the NOAA National Weather Service Office in Cleveland, OH. He will work with Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences graduate student Thomas Workoff to develop a multi-year "climatology" of storm types and storm evolution as they cross over Lake Erie. The goal is to better understand the diurnal and seasonal variation in storm responses to the presence of the lake. (contact dkristo@illinois.edu)


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