MN Sea Grant: Superior Science NewsAuthor: Minnesota Sea Grant
22 Oct 2018

MN Sea Grant: Superior Science News

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Minnesota Sea Grant has teamed up with KUWS Radio, an affiliate of Wisconsin Public Radio, to produce programs about Lake Superior science. "Superior Science News" airs on KUWS (91.3 FM) every two weeks throughout the year, 2007-2008.

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    Water Quality and Research Challenges in Duluth Streams

    On this warm August day, two graduate students from the University of Minnesota in Duluth take to the outdoors to study the water quality of the city's streams. Jeremy Erickson and LaRae Lehto haul equipment down to Tischer Creek to take samples along the stream. They are looking at stream health.

  • Posted on 09 Sep 2008

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    Research Estuary Tour

    Light rain and cool air blowing off Lake Superior couldn’t keep representatives from the Wisconsin DNR's Coastal Management Program and several other agencies from heading out on the water. The group of fifteen set out in four boats to get a closer look at the site nominated for the second freshwater research estuary on the Great Lakes: the St. Louis River, one of the major rivers feeding into Lake Superior.

  • Posted on 19 Aug 2008

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    Lake Superior Rip Currents

    Beach-goers and swimmers began taking notice of rip currents in Lake Superior about five years ago. The death of 21 year-old Matthew Rheaume while swimming along Minnesota Point (also known as Park Point) in 2003 highlighted the danger rip currents pose in the Twin Ports. National Weather Service Meteorologist Dean Packingham with the Duluth office says the risks prompted them to develop a surf zone forecast for the area.

  • Posted on 05 Aug 2008

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    Great Lakes Maritime Transportation Institute

    Seagulls and sightseers crowd Canal Park in Duluth, taking in some of the treasures of Duluth’s maritime industry. Among them, a group of 15 teachers file into the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center to learn about the importance of shipping on the Great Lakes. It’s part of a five-day course put on by Joan Chadde — coordinator of the Great Lakes Maritime Transportation Teacher Institute.

  • Posted on 22 Jul 2008

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    Data Gathering Buoys

    For the last three years, researchers with the Large Lakes Observatory at the University of Minnesota Duluth have been examining warming trends in Lake Superior. Assistant Professor Jay Austin is among scientists documenting the effects of climate change in the lake.

  • Posted on 08 Jul 2008

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