Great Lakes Observing System Quantifies Highly Dynamic Environment

Starve Island, Lake Erie

Starve Island amidst Lake Erie ice floes

The changeable winter conditions around the Bass Islands this year have prompted an awareness of just how unpredictable the Great Lakes environment can be.  One resource that helps all stay abreast of change is the Great Lakes Observing System based at Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Great Lakes Observing System

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“The portal allows users to customize and save their views. A recreational boater, for example, can pull up presets that might be different from a beach manager’s in the same community. Whatever one’s needs are for Great Lakes observing data, the GLOS network ensures that all data are consistent, are of high quality, and are compatible for all users.”Lake Erie ice