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Design Credits

The following staff members from the National Weather Service office in Marquette contributed to this website. In addition, we would like to thank Pat Slattery from NWS Central Region Public Affairs and John Kottke, former NWS Marquette employee. Pat wrote the press release used on the NOAA site. John was interviewed by Jack Pellett and Ed Fenelon; clips from this interview describing this situation from 1975 are scattered throughout this website.

The Marquette "Fitzgerald Team" members:


Image Credits


Comparison of the 1975 and 1998 storms   Image created by Don Rolfson, National Weather Service Marquette

Course of the Fitzgerald and Anderson   Image from The Edmund Fitzgerald Interactive Explorer, ISE, Marquette, MI

Diagram of air flow within a low pressure system   Image from Snowstorms along the Northeastern Coast of the United States: 1955 to 1985 by Kocin and Uccellini

The Edmund Fitzgerald, May 1975  

May 1975 - St. Mary's River
Photo by Bob Campbell, Grand Ledge, MI


Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES)   Image courtesy of the NOAA Photo Library

Influence of the Great Lakes on weather patterns   Image courtesy of Dr. Greg Mann, National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac

Map of buoy and C-MAN observation sites across the Great Lakes   Image courtesy of the National Data Buoy Center

NWS Marquette marine responsibility   Image created by John Bravender, National Weather Service Detroit

Stannard Rock C-MAN site   Image courtesy of the National Data Buoy Center

Storm Warning: Advancements in Marine Communications and Forecasting (title)   Image created by John Bravender, National Weather Service Detroit
 
Component Photographs:
  Edmund Fitzgerald-- May 1975 - St. Mary's River
Photo by Bob Campbell, Grand Ledge, MI
  Crashing waves-- Jack Pellett, National Weather Service Marquette

Storm Warning: Advancements in Marine Communications and Forecasting (banner)   Image created by John Bravender, National Weather Service Detroit
 
Component Photographs:
  Crashing waves-- Jack Pellett, National Weather Service Marquette

Synchronous Meteorological Satellite (SMS)   Image courtesy of the NOAA Photo Library

View of the bridge aboard the Lee A. Tregurtha   Image courtesy of Jason Alumbaugh, National Weather Service Marquette

     
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