CPEP Seminar – Lake Michigan Coasts and Climate: A System in Flux

Speaker: Chelsea Volpano, PhD candidate, geosciences, UW–Madison

The Great Lakes experience quasi-decadal water level fluctuations on the order of meters, but coastal processes are understudied compared to ocean coasts. The combination of extreme high and low water levels, freeze/thaw, and coastal ice pose unique risks to communities and infrastructure. Future climate projections suggest these variables will have a greater range in the future. In order to understand potential impacts in the future, we must first improve our understanding of coastal processes in the present.

This seminar can also be viewed via our live stream.

Hosted by the Climate, People and the Environment Program (CPEP).


Sep 19 2023


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


823 Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences
1225 W. Dayton St.


Alessandra Rella
(608) 265-0521