Dr. David Kristovich of the University of Illinois and Illinois State Water Survey visited the HWS campus on 5 – 7 July to work with Neil Laird, professor of Geoscience, and four students participating in the 2006 summer research program. Dr. 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 partnered with Dr. Kristovich for over 10 years on numerous meteorological research projects and is currently collaborating with Kristovich on a grant funded by the National Science Foundation.
The four students join the research group of Laird during the 2006 summer research program worked closely with Dr. Kristovich during his visit. Jared Desrochers '07 of Ballston Lake and Melissa Payer of Plymouth State University presented their research on Lake Champlain lake-effect snow systems and Ryan Sobash of Penn State University and Natasha Hodas of Cornell University discussed their research on lake-effect systems developing in the NYS Finger Lakes region. Dr. David Kristovich, will give “University of Illinois Scientist visits with Laird and Summer Research Students”