Three summer science students at Hobart and William Smith Colleges — Helen Carr, Ryan Sobash and Jason Cordeira — recently presented their research to forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Binghamton.
They discussed two studies: one examining the development and frequency of lake-effect snow in the Finger Lakes, the other looking at the development of two significant lake-effect snow events over Lake Erie while that lake had extensive ice cover.
The students are working with Neil Laird, assistant professor of geoscience. Funding for their summer research is provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Carr, a rising junior from Cazenovia, is a geoscience major at HWS. Sobash is a meteorology major at Penn State University and Cordeira recently graduated from Plymouth State University with a degree in meteorology and will pursue a graduate degree in atmospheric science at the University of Albany.