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Join the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association for this monthly noon-hour speaker series. Enjoy a luncheon buffet, an informative presentation and engaging discussion with UW-Eau Claire experts.

Reservations are requested for Let's Do Lunch sessions, which are open to the public. The ticket price of $13 per session includes the presentation, buffet, beverage, tax and tip. To make reservations, call 715-836-3266 or email alumni@uwec.edu.

Air Quality over Lake Michigan: Ozone Measurements and Comparison Models

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015
Noon-1 p.m.
Eau Claire Golf & Country Club
828 Clubview Lane, Altoona

Ozone is measured at the surface of the planet because excessively high concentrations contribute to adverse health outcomes and ecosystem damage. Many ozone measurements take place at sites over land, so the Great Lakes serve as unique areas where ozone abundances are higher, yet where few regular measurements occur.

Dr. Patricia Cleary developed a strategy to measure ozone concentrations over Lake Michigan and compared those results with land-based measurements and models to evaluate the unique off-shore environment that promotes ozone production. Cleary will discuss ozone measurements and the failings of previous model predictions.

About the presenter:

Dr. Patricia Cleary
Dr. Patricia Cleary

Dr. Patricia Cleary, assistant professor of chemistry, joined the UW-Eau Claire faculty in 2012. She studied air quality in the Central Valley of California during her doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and conducted laboratory studies on chemical reactions of atmospheric interest at the University of Leeds and the University of Pennsylvania. Cleary currently is interested in how local meteorology influences air quality in southeastern Wisconsin and other air quality issues in local Wisconsin communities. She holds a bachelor's degree from Macalester College and a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley.

For more information, contact the Alumni Association at alumni@uwec.edu or 715-836-3266.

Upcoming Let's Do Lunch presentations:

Jan. 27, 2016: Dr. Harry Jol, professor of geography and anthropology, "The Great Synagogue of Vilna, Ponary Extermination Camp and the Baltic Coast: A Collaborative UWEC Research Expedition to Vilnius, Lithuania

Feb. 24, 2016: Greg Kocken, head of McIntyre Library's Special Collections, Archives and Records Management, "From Craftsman to Victorian: Exploring Architecture in Eau Claire"