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Laird, Desrochers to publish research article

Neil Laird of the HWS geoscience faculty, Jared Desrochers '07 and Melissa Payer from Plymouth [N.H.] State University recently had a research article accepted for publication in the American Meteorological Society's scientific journal, Monthly Weather Review.

Their article examines several aspects of a lake-effect snowstorm that developed over Lake Champlain during the winter of 2003. Desrochers and Payer worked with Laird during the 2006 summer research program and were supported by funds from the National Science Foundation.

Laird, who joined the faculty in 2004, holds a Ph.D. and his master's from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor's from State University of New York at Oswego.

Desrochers is a Rev. John Visger VanIngen Scholar.