Observatory Gives Researchers a Peek Under Great Lakes’ Ice
Guy Meadows loves winter. It gives the director of Michigan Technological Univ.’s Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) in the cold, snowy Upper Peninsula a chance to do something few others can: study the Great Lakes under a cover of ice.
“Our arctic-like environment provides a wonderful opportunity to make the GLRC a true year-round research facility,” Meadows says. This winter, for example, the GLRC built and deployed a cabled observatory under the ice off the research center’s dock, on the Portage Waterway, which connects two parts of Lake Superior.
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