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Great Lakes Data Rescue Project

Lisa Taylor and Troy Holcombe of NGDC with Chandler-Misener award.
Ms. Lisa Taylor and Dr. Troy Holcombe (retired) of NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC

2005 Award

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Scientists Troy L. Holcombe and Lisa A. Taylor (NESDIS/NGDC), and co-authors from NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratories, the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Limnological and Ecosystems Research, and from the Canadian Hydrographic Service, and Ohio State University, received the International Association of Great Lakes Research's (IAGLR) CHANDLER-MISENER award for 2005 for the research paper "Revised Lake Erie Postglacial Lake Level History Based on New Detailed Bathymetry", published in the Journal of Great Lakes Research (JGLR), Volume 29.

This award is presented annually by the International Association of Great Lakes Research to the authors of the peer-reviewed scientific paper appearing in the JOURNAL OF GREAT LAKES RESEARCH which is judged to be "most notable." Papers are evaluated on the basis of originality, substantial research contribution, and clarity of presentation.

1998 Award

NOAA Scientists Troy L. Holcombe (NESDIS/NGDC), Lisa A. Taylor (NESDIS/NGDC), and David F. Reid (OAR/GLERL), together with their colleagues, John S. Warren of the Canadian Hydrographic Service, and Charles E. Herdendorf of Ohio State University, also earned the International Association of Great Lakes Research's (IAGLR) CHANDLER-MISENER award for 1998. Presentation of the award took place May 20 at IAGLR's annual banquet, held in conjunction with the 41st Conference on Great Lakes Research, convened at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

The winning 1997 paper, "Lakefloor Geomorphology of Western Lake Erie," presented a wide-ranging discussion of Western Lake Erie geology, as revealed by new bathymetry, which the authors compiled. The paper included a large full-color bathymetric map of Western Lake Erie.


The bathymetry and resulting papers were an outgrowth of the NOAA's ESDIM (Earth Science Data and Information Management)-sponsored Great Lakes Data Rescue Project carried out at NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research's (OAR) Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL). An international agreement between NOAA and the Canadian Hydrographic Service serves as the basis for US and Canadian cooperative efforts to assemble new bathymetry for the four Great Lakes shared by the two countries.

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