All Data

Complete database of NTL datasets:

NTL data are archived at the Environmental Data Initiative (external EDI link). There are over 300 data packages published. You might be interested in:

or see Historic Projects for data associated with specific projects/experiments.

How to cite data in publications:

Our data is licensed as CC-BY, which allows use (i.e., scientific and commercial) of the data but with proper attribution (citation). All EDI datasets provide formal data citations on the package summary page. E.g.

Magnuson, J.J., S.R. Carpenter, and E.H. Stanley. 2023. North Temperate Lakes LTER: Chemical Limnology of Primary Study Lakes: Nutrients, pH and Carbon 1981 – current ver 59. Environmental Data Initiative. (Accessed 2023-05-26).

*If you are in a situation where you have more datasets than can reasonably be cited, please talk to the folks at EDI, they can help alleviate this situation while still providing appropriate credit.