Flash flooding can happen quickly, posing a threat to life and property. But, if weather predictions can pinpoint locations at higher risk, emergency managers and residents may be more prepared to heed flash flood warnings.
1988 was a very good year for Wisconsin Sea Grant-funded research papers. Project Assistant Molly Daniels surveyed 48 years’ worth of peer-reviewed journals – going back to 1970 – and identified 1988 as having the greatest number of citations: 1,857. The popularity of one particular paper accounts for most of 1988’s good vintage. That was Read more about Vintage science demonstrates research impacts[…]
This year, a team from the Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin Sea Grant programs are embarking on a venture to help marinas make their facilities more environmentally sustainable by harnessing the power of green infrastructure. The three-year, three-state project was awarded $809,000 in 2018 by the Great Lakes Protection Fund,
The River Talk series continues at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at the Lake Superior Estuarium (3 Marina Drive, Superior, Wis.). Jane Anklam with University of Wisconsin-Extension and Doug Soldat with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Soil Science will present, “Is this Dirt Clean?”
Carlton, who has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction and environmental resources from UW-Madison, will work out of the Sea Grant Office in Madison.
Drownings during a tragic day on Lake Michigan in 2003 came under scrutiny recently by Wisconsin Sea Grant scientists who are studying a storm-induced wave called a meteotsunami. Their results were published in “Scientific Reports.” The article details findings that a storm formed a moderate-height meteotsunami, which is what went on to cause the unexpected rip currents. Although these conditions may not be rare, this is the first time researchers have verified a meteotsunami-generated rip current.
“Muskie Fishing a Restored River,” is the title of the March River Talk. The talk will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Yellowjacket Union at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Theresa Qualls is coming back to her work roots with her hire as the Clean Marina Program coordinator for Wisconsin. Qualls helped get the program started with former coordinator, Victoria Harris. The Clean Marina Program is designed to reduce pollution from marinas to protect Wisconsin’s waterways.
Dr. Jennifer Raynor, a UW-Madison graduate, applies a unique lens to her role as a research economist with NOAA Fisheries.
The River Talk series continues at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Lake Superior Estuarium (3 Marina Drive, Superior, Wis.). John Sager with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Dean Johnston with the U.S. Coast Guard, Dave Sletten with Douglas County and Kevin Mustonen with Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, will present “Handling Hazards and Dealing With Disasters: Emergency Management in the Estuary.”