A changing world

Physical properties, including heat, light and momentum, are fundamental to all else that happens in large lakes.

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LLO Physics researchers study the flux of heat, kinetic energy of motions, and how lakes respond to climate change.  

Our Physics Faculty

Jay Austin, Large lake circulation, Thermodynamics, Ice, Observing systems

Sergei KatsevSediment biogeochemistry, Reaction-transport modeling, Carbon and nutrient cycling, Coupled physical-chemical dynamics

Sam Kelly, Large lake circulation, Tides and seiches, Internal waves, Turbulence