Campus Events

Science Bag: A Cold Wind Off the Lake…in August?

  • January 13, 2019
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • UWM Physics Building, Room 137, 1900 East Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI, 53211, United States
  • Letters & Sciences

Presented by Carmen Aguilar and Russell Cuhel from UWM’s School of Freshwater Science.
In 2015, a previously unusual weather pattern caused dramatic late summer cooling along the western shore from Milwaukee to the Sturgeon Canal. 12°C (55°F) or cooler water covered nearly 25% of Lake Michigan for almost 2 months, driving away beach-goers and drawing in sport fishermen. How this happened, how high humidity contributed to its effects, and how it affected lake biology are subjects of this demonstration-laced presentation. Take off your shades and put on a sweater as you learn about chillin’ in Lake Michigan!
Science Bag is family-friendly and free. This presentation will repeat every Friday in January at 7 pm, plus Sunday, January 13 at 2:00 pm.

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