The Ontario Winter Lake-effect Systems (OWLeS) was a field project focused on three modes of lake-effect snow: Short-fetch, long-fetch, and downstream coastal and orographic effects.[1] The project was conducted along Lake Ontario in the Great Lakes region and in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. OWLeS occurred in two field phases, one in December 2013 and another in January 2014.[2] The project is a collaborative effort of nine universities and the Center for Severe Weather Research and is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).[3]

Ontario Winter Lake effect-Systems (OWLeS)
OWLeS 2013-2014 Logo
LocationLake Ontario, SUNY Oswego
OwnerSUNY Oswego
Established5-21 December 2013, 4-29 January 2014
StatusResearch Phase

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  1. ^ "Ontario Winter Lake-effect Systems (OWLeS)". University of Wyoming. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  2. ^ "OWLeS: Ontario Winter (OW) Lake-effect Systems (LeS): December 2013-January 2014". OWLeS. Archived from the original on 11 March 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  3. ^ Dybas, Cheryl (18 November 2013). "Scientists brave Old Man Winter to dig out secrets of lake-effect snows". NSF News. The National Science Foundation. Retrieved 1 February 2014.

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