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Projects

Winter 2015

Projects with Graham Sustainability Institute and Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center (GLISA)

What is the Graham Sustainability Institute? Graham

Graham Organizations

Climate Center

GLISA (Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center)

GLAA-C (Great Lakes Adaptation Assessment for Cities)


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Freezing Rain Analysis for the Great Lakes Region Project Suite View Project Plan



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GLISA Climatology Updates View Project Plan



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Great Lakes Ensemble: Introduction View Project Plan
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Great Lakes Ensemble: Short-Term Goals View Project Plan
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Great Lakes Ensemble: Long-Term Goals View Project Plan


Projects with Faculty Sponsors

Tides Past and Future: How Tidal Forcing Influences Ocean Circulation and Sea-Level Rise, Student: Houraa Daher, Sponsor: Brian Arbic

Tidal dissipation is one of the primary sources of ocean mixing. Ocean mixing exerts a strong control on oceanic circulation. Oceanic circulation impacts climate because the ocean stores and transports a large amount of heat and carbon. As sea levels rise tidal dissipation will change, so understand the tides of the past will provide information on what happens in the future.

Possible Projects

These projects might happen, if there is adequate interest.

  1. Users Guides for IPCC Research Concentration Pathways
  2. Climate Change and Native American Tribal Lands in Great Lakes

Fall 2014

Projects with Graham Sustainability Institute and Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center (GLISA)

What is the Graham Sustainability Institute? Graham

Graham Organizations

Climate Center

GLISA (Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center)

GLAA-C (Great Lakes Adaptation Assessment for Cities)


  • Investigating Extreme Precipitation Event Changes within the Great Lakes Basin, Student: Samantha Basile, Sponsor: GLISA


  • Sustained Assessment of the Physical Science of Fluctuations of Great Lakes' Water Levels, Students: Rachel McLoughlin and Justin Tsu, Sponsors: [University of Michigan Water Center], National Park Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Fall 2014 Water Center Project Outline
2013 NPS/NOAA Proposal That Secured Project
2014 NPS/NOAA Revised Work Plan

This will be a continuing project over several terms.

Projects with Faculty Sponsors

  • Uncertainty in Estimates of Effective Radiative Forcing by Aerosols, Student: Bofang Zhang, Sponsor: J. Penner

Evaluation of how the aerosol radiative forcing is discussed in the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Projects and Sponsors

  • Aspen Futures: Assessing future precipitation projections in Western Colorado to guide stakeholder engagement and resiliency planning for the City of Aspen, Students: James Arnott and Zifan Yang, Sponsor Aspen Global Change Institute

The Aspen Global Change Institute in partnership with the University of Michigan will examine climate model projections of precipitation in the Aspen region and prepare a short white paper intended to clarify and supplement existing subregional, statewide, and regional studies on this topic. The two primary goals of this analysis are to better characterize the confidence (and uncertainty) in recent projections of precipitation for Western Colorado and to provide a more detailed examination of potential future precipitation regimes, such as alterations to timing of precipitation patterns and extremes.