Daile Zhang helped the NSF-funded LEE field campaign in Oswego, NY this week. The LEE project aims to study the electrification mechanism of the lake effect snowstorms in the Great Lake area. This is the first time that scientists have conducted such an experiment. Zhang helped launch the balloon and electric field meter in the field, testing and preparing for the electric field meter, and making connectors in the lab.
Zhang’s work at ESSIC focuses on evaluating and assessing space-based lightning sensors such as the GLM. She is a part of the ESSIC/CISESS Geostationary Lightning Team, which also includes Scott Rudlosky, Guangyang Fang, and Joseph Patton.