New Field Campaign Introduced

The GHRC DAAC Scientist is a PI with a team of researchers and were awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) a first of its kind field campaign to study lake effect electrification over and to the east of Lake Ontario. The campaign, named Lake Effect Electrification (LEE), aims to better understand lightning activity in lake effect snow events, which could serve to enable a broader understanding of the microphysics and charging in winter and mixed-phase (i.e., both liquid water and ice) clouds. Additionally, the LEE campaign has potential ties to the upcoming Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms (IMPACTS) and could make a flight or two over the domain if the situation warrants. Project LEE will start on September 1, 2022 with initial instrument setup and the main campaign occurring from November 1, 2022 through March 2023.

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