Lake-Induced Convection Experiment

Project Description
Project Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Project Dates: Winters of 1997 and 1998

The primary goal of Lake-Induced Convection Experiment (LAKE-ICE) are
to determine the mechanisms which control the structure and evolution
of mesoscale convective circulations in boundary layers over Lake
Michigan and to determine interrelationships between these mesoscale
circulations, fluxes throughout the depth of the boundary layer, and
cloud and precipitation development. Additionally, Lake-ICE seeks to
identify the processes by which heat and moisture fluxes from each of
the Great Lakes augment large-scale atmospheric processes (including
the development of Mesoscale Aggregate Vortices - MAVs).

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