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Scientist visits with Laird, researchers

Dr. David Kristovich of the University of Illinois and Illinois State Water Survey visited the HWS campus July 5-7, to work with Neil Laird, HWS professor of geoscience, and four students in the 2006 summer research program.

Kristovich is a lead scientist in the Center for Atmospheric Science at the Illinois State Water Survey, an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois, an editor of the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, and a leading expert on winter lake-effect snow systems.

Laird has worked jointly with Kristovich for more than 10 years on numerous meteorological research projects; they are currently collaborating on a grant funded by the National Science Foundation.

The students who worked with Kristovich during his visit were Jared Desrochers '07 of Ballston Lake and Melissa Payer of Plymouth State University, who discussed their research on Lake Champlain lake-effect snow systems; and Ryan Sobash of Penn State and Natasha Hodas of Cornell, who discussed lake-effect systems developing in the Finger Lakes region.