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Sensitivity of Lake-Effect Snowfall to Lake Ice Cover and Temperature in the Great Lakes Region

TitleSensitivity of Lake-Effect Snowfall to Lake Ice Cover and Temperature in the Great Lakes Region
Publication TypeManual Entry
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsWright, David M., Derek J. Posselt, and Allison L. Steiner
Monthly Weather ReviewMonthly Weather Review
Volume141
Issue2
Pagination670 - 689
Date Published2012
PublisherAmerican Meteorological Society
0027-0644
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-12-00038.1
Short TitleMon. Wea. Rev.
Citation Key1204
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Community Notes

important points from the authors:
"Specifically, accurate and realistic prediction of the timing of lake ice onsetand melt, as well as the extent of cold season ice coverage and thickness, are critical for determining the timing and amount of lake effect (and by extension lake-enhanced) precipitation in future climate states."

"Ultimately, the long-term effects of changes to Great Lakes surface properties must be studied using simulations that span time scales of decades or longer, and can accurately capture the interannual variability of lake ice coverage."

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Lake Influences