University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee


Laura L. Hunt
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Photo by Pete Amland
Qian Liao
Data from the physics of water

Read about Bootsma in the Chicago Tribune.


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Harvey Bootsma (foreground), a scientist in the School of Freshwater Sciences, and his research associate, Jim Weselowski, calibrate CO2 sensors mounted on a stationary buoy in Lake Michigan.
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Bootsma plunges into the 55-degree water in mid-October to collect samples and check data-collection equipment located on the lake bottom.
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Quagga mussels, covered in algae, populate the bottom of the lake below the buoy – about a half mile out from Shorewood’s Atwood Park.
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After a 40-minute dive, Bootsma surfaces.


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