Interactions of the winter lake-effected boundary layer with synoptic systems

Joseph Dreher, Katy Fitzpatrick, M. R. Hjelmfelt, W. J. Capehart, David A Kristovich, J. Schroeder

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Abstract

The interactions of the winter lake-effected boundary layer with synoptic systems over Lake Michigan were analyzed. Clouds associated with a retreating surface low-pressure system located north of Maine on 5 December 1997 produced widespread light snow in the Great Lakes region. Bands of precipitation associated with the synoptic system periodically moved across Lake Michigan in a Southerly direction. Interaction of the lake-effect boundary layer with the precipitating synoptic clouds aloft produced a deeper and more vigorous boundary layer, with greater concentrations of snow, which led to increased snow accumulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages567-577
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Event16th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence - Portland, ME, United States
Duration: Aug 9 2004Aug 13 2004

Other

Other16th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, ME
Period8/9/048/13/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Interactions of the winter lake-effected boundary layer with synoptic systems'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Dreher, J., Fitzpatrick, K., Hjelmfelt, M. R., Capehart, W. J., Kristovich, D. A., & Schroeder, J. (2004). Interactions of the winter lake-effected boundary layer with synoptic systems. 567-577. Paper presented at 16th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence, Portland, ME, United States.