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UB water researcher engages Michigan residents in citizen science

Published October 26, 2017

WCMU Radio in Michigan reports on a citizen science project co-led by hydrology expert Chris Lowry. With Indiana University and St. Louis University, Lowry is asking Northern Michigan residents to text him data on a local river’s temperature and water levels. The data will be used to generate a 7-day forecast of stream conditions. “As soon as this text message comes it will then be sent to the model and the model will adjust. … Every time a new observation comes in, boom, the model will get a little better,” Lowry, an associate professor of geology, tells the station. The Boyne City Gazette also ran a story.

Read more:

http://radio.wcmu.org/post/citizens-and-scientists-team-create-river-forecasts

http://www.boynegazette.com/2017/you-can-help-collect-data-for-boyne-river-forecast/uncategorized/80310

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