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Jay Austin


Large Lakes Observatory
University of Minnesota Duluth
2205 E. 5th St.,
Research Laboratory Building 209
Duluth, MN 55812

Tel. (218) 726-8773

Fax: (218) 726-6979

email: jaustin at



  • Lake Physical properties: thermal structure, circulation, ice cover
  • Direct observations of physical properties of lakes
  • Development of observing systems
  • Numerical modeling of lake systems


MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Ph.D.
Cal Poly State University, B.S.


  • LIM 5101, Physical Limnology
  • PHYS 2011, General Physics I: Mechanics and Thermodynamics
  • PHYS 2012: General Physics II: Electromagnetism and optics
  • PHYS 2022, Classical Physics
  • PHYS 5541: Fluid Dynamics


For a complete list, click here.

(* refers to graduate student or post-doc advisee)

O’Reilly, C. and 60 other authors, including J. Austin (2015). Rapid and highly variable warming of lake surface waters around the globe. Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1002/2015GL066235.

Sharma, S. and 70 other authors, including J. Austin (2015). A global database of lake surface temperatures collected by in situ and satellite methods from 1985–2009 Background & Summary. Nature: Scientific Data, DOI: 10.1038/data.2015.8.

Titze, D.* and J. Austin. (2014) Winter thermal structure in Lake Superior, Limnology and Oceanography 59(4). 1336-1348. doi:10.4319/lo.2014.59.4.1336.

Austin, J. A. (2013) The Potential for Autonomous Underwater Gliders in large lake research. J. Great Lakes Res., Supplement 39, 8-13.

Austin, J.A. (2013) Observations of near-inertial energy in Lake Superior. Limnology and. Oceanography 58(2), 715-728, doi:10.4319/lo.2013.58.2.0715.

Austin, J.A. (2012) Resolving a persistent offshore temperature maximum in Lake Superior using an autonomous underwater glider. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management, 15(3), 316-321.

White, B.*, J.A. Austin and K. Matsumoto, 2012. A three-dimensional model of Lake Superior with ice and biogeochemistry. Journal of Great Lakes Research, doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2011.12.006

Austin, J., E.B. Voytek*, J. Halbur, and M. Macuiane, 2011. Lake in a bottle: a laboratory demonstration of the unusual stability properties of freshwater. Oceanography 24(4), p. 2-8.

Austin, J. A. and J. Allen*, 2011. Sensitivity of Lake Superior Temperature Structure to meteorological forcing. Limnology and Oceanography 56(3), p 1141-1154.

Desai, A.R., J. A. Austin, V. Bennington* and G.A. McKinley, 2009. Stronger winds over a large lake in response to a weakening air to lake temperature gradient. Nature-Geoscience. DOI:10.1038/NGEO693. p. 855-858.

Austin, J.A. and S. Colman, 2008. A Century of Directly Measured Temperature in Lake Superior. Limnology and Oceanography, 53(6) 2274-2730.

Austin, J.A. and S. Colman, 2007. Lake Superior summer water temperatures are increasing more rapidly than regional air temperatures: a positive ice-albedo feedback. Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L06604, doi:10.1029/2006GL029021.

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