We catch up with the happenings of the Annis Water Resources Institute with Director Dr. Alan Steinman
Annis Water Resources Institute
We catch up with the happenings of the Annis Water Resources Institute, Executive Director Dr. Alan Steinman joins us to talk about limiting nutrients for algal growth in Spring Lake and the Shedd Aquarium coming to the area.
Experts are meeting in Ann Arbor this week to discuss a tsunami warning system for the Great Lakes. Scientists say tsunamis happen on the lakes, although many are too small to notice. In fact, the lakes average 106 such events a year. In the oceans, tsunamis are caused by earthquakes. Great Lakes tsunamis result from rapid changes in barometric pressure associated with fast-moving weather systems. Scientists call them "meteotsunamis."
The University of Michigan is establishing a research institute focused on sustainable management of the Great Lakes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is funding the new Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research with a five-year, $20 million grant.