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Dr. Marsik speaks with WEMU

Posted: March 12, 2014

Dr. Marsik speaks with WEMU

Associate Research Scientist Dr. Frank Marsik spoke with WEMU 89.1 about the Great Lakes frozen surface.

According to the article, “Marsik thinks while heavily frozen the lakes lose their moderating impact on temperatures in Michigan, so the state has likely been cooler in recent weeks than normal.”

Marsik also pointed out a possible impact in the spring from the Great Lakes ice.

“Marsik also notes the heavy snowfall could leave a wetter than normal soil. He says this means more of the sun's energy will be used in evaporation than increasing temperatures until the ground dries.”

To read the full story, please visit WEMU.

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