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GLIN==> What's New & Notable, 10/1/99

Pay a visit to GLIN <http://www.great-lakes.net> to check out these new

Site of the Month for October:
NOAA CoastWatch Great Lakes Node --->>http://coastwatch.glerl.noaa.gov/
CoastWatch is a nationwide National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration program within which the Great Lakes Environmental
Research Laboratory (GLERL) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, functions as the
Great Lakes regional node. In this capacity, GLERL obtains, produces and
delivers environmental data and products for near real-time monitoring
of the Great Lakes to support environmental science, decision making and
research. This is achieved by providing Internet access to near
real-time and retrospective satellite observations, in-situ Great Lakes
data (marine
observations, buoy data, water levels) and derived products via the
CoastWatch Great Lakes web site. CoastWatch data are used in a variety
of ways including monitoring of algal blooms, plumes, ice cover and
water temperatures, two- and three-dimensional modeling of Great Lakes
physical parameters such as wave height and currents, damage assessment
modeling, research, and for
educational and recreational activities.

If your agency is interested in being GLIN Site of the Month, see
http://www.great-lakes.net/sitemont.html for more details.
Introducing the Great Lakes Greenfields Exchange
What's happening to farmland in the Great Lakes region? Which
organizations and agencies are involved in greenfields preservation?
What policies are in place to protect farmland and other open
space? Find out by visiting this new web site, a product of the Great
Lakes Commission with funding support from the C.S. Mott Foundation.
Photos and audio clips from the IJC Forum/Great Lakes Expo
Check here for a sampling of sights and sounds from the IJC Forum and
Great Lakes Expo, held this past weekend in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Includes audio clip of the remarks from U.S. EPA
Chief Administrator Carol Browner and Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist.

In related news: Browner announces significant actions to reduce toxic
chemicals in the Great Lakes basin
Specifically, Browner proposes to phase-out the discharges of
"bioaccumulative chemicals of concern" (BCCs) into "mixing zones" -
areas of the lakes where discharges of toxic chemicals are allowed to
mix with receiving waters and dilute.

For more background on this issue, visit these sites:
Q&A: What is a mixing zone?
Review of national mixing zone phase out
Great Lakes Lighthouses --->>http://www.uscg.mil/d9/lighthouse.html
This index, organized by lake and river, was compiled by the U.S. Coast
Guard Ninth District in Cleveland. Also see: Lighthouses: A Photographic
Journey <http://www.ipl.org/exhibit/light/>

For daily updates on Great Lakes web offerings, visit the "What's New"
section on GLIN <http://www.great-lakes.net/navigate/new.html>

Christine Manninen
GLIN Webmaster
Great Lakes Commission
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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