Lake Michigan Surface Currents

This data set includes 4 spreadsheets of data about seasonal surface currents in Lake Michigan, from 1982-1999.

View the Data: surface_currents_lk_MI.xlsx

Sample Inquiry Questions

Note: For a question to be testable, the locality, time, and variables must be specific.

  • Do the surface currents change from season to season?
  • During which season do surface currents seem to be stronger/weaker?
  • Can a correlation be drawn between surface currents and the bathemetry of Lake Michigan?
  • Why do you suppose surface currents are faster on some day than others?

Data Source: EEGLE Episodic Events-Great Lakes Experiment-NOAA/GLERL, Gregory Lang and Dave Schwab.