Lake-Effect Storm Prediction & Research Center (LESPaRC)

Weather Research

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Research Results 

LESPaRC has given many students an opportunity to conduct research and apply the skills that they have learned in classes.  Some papers and several conference presentations have been published through the LESPaRC.  

Paper Publications

Steiger, S.M., R. Schrom, A. Stamm, D. Ruth, K. Jaszka, T. Kress, B. Rathbun, J. Frame, J. Wurman, and K. Kosiba, 2013: Circulations, bounded weak echo regions, and horizontal vortices observed within long lake-axis-parallel-lake-effect storms by the Doppler on Wheels. Mon. Wea. Rev., 141, 2821-2840.

Letcher, T., and S. M. Steiger, 2010: Lake-effect lightning climatology of the Great Lakes. Natl. Wea. Dig.34, 157-168.

Steiger, S. M., R. Hamilton, J. Keeler, and R. E. Orville, 2009: Lake-effect thunderstorms in the lower Great Lakes. J. Appl. Meteor. Clim., 48, 889-902.

Conferences

Duffey, E., K. Jaszka, T. Kress, and D. Ruth, 2011: Circulations observed by a DOW in long lake-axis-parallel snow bands. Proceedings, 36th Annual Northeastern Storm Conf., Taunton, MA, Lyndon State College Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association, p. 32.

Gibbons, B., R. Ballentine, S. Skubis, A. Stamm, and S. Steiger, 2011: Wind power potential in upstate New York. Proceedings, 36th Annual Northeastern Storm Conf., Taunton, MA, Lyndon State College Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association, p. 26.

Mulholland, J., R. Schrom, B. Gibbons, 2011: Verifying the SUNY Oswego WRF simulation of the 16 December 2010 lake-effect snow event with DOW and other observations. Proceedings, 36th Annual Northeastern Storm Conf., Taunton, MA, Lyndon State College Chapter of the AMS and NWA, p. 30.

Rathbun, B., J. Finlon, and L. Pitman, 2011: Comparing upper-air sounding data between Buffalo and Oswego, NY during the 2010-11 lake-effect season. Proceedings, 36th Annual Northeastern Storm Conf., Taunton, MA, Lyndon State College Chapter of the AMS and NWA, p. 31.

Steiger, S. M., and A. Stamm, 2011: Observations and experiences while studying long lake-axis-parallel lake-effect snow storms with the Doppler on Wheels. Proceedings, 36th Annual Northeastern Storm Conf., Taunton, MA, Lyndon State College Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association, p. 24.

Steiger, S. M., 2009: Structure and characteristics of long lake-axis-parallel lake-effect storms. Proceedings, 34th Annual Northeastern Storm Conf., Springfield, MA, Lyndon State College Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association, p. 52.

Letcher, T., and S. Steiger, 2009: Lake-effect lightning climatology. Proceedings, 34th Annual Northeastern Storm Conf., Springfield, MA, Lyndon State College Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association, p. 26.

Stamm, A., S. Skubis, S. Steiger, and B. Ballentine, 2009: Some experiences with launching rawinsondes into lake-effect snow bands and observations during a freezing rain event. Proceedings, 34th Annual Northeastern Storm Conf., Springfield, MA, Lyndon State College Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association, p. 51.