US Long-Term Ecological Research Network
North Temperate Lakes LTER: High Frequency Water Temperature Data - Lake Mendota Buoy 2006 - current

Abstract

The instrumented buoy on Lake Mendota is equipped with a thermistor chain that measures water temperature. In 2006, the thermistors were placed every half-meter from the surface through 7m, and every meter from 7m to 15m. Since 2007, the thermistors were placed every half-meter from the surface through 2m, and every meter from 2m to 20m. The sensor at the water surface is as close to the surface as feasible. A list of sensors used since the first deployment in 2006 is provided as a downloadable CSV file. Hourly and daily water temperature averages are computed from high resolution (1 minute) data.

Sampling Frequency: one minute. Number of sites: 1. Location lat/long: 43.0995, -89.4045
Dataset ID
130

Data Citation Suggestion

N. Lead PI, J. Magnuson, S. Carpenter, and E. Stanley. 2020. North Temperate Lakes LTER: High Frequency Water Temperature Data - Lake Mendota Buoy 2006 - current ver 29. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/8ceff296ad68fa8da6787076e0a5d992. Accessed 2021-10-20.

Date Range

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Data Download

North Temperate Lakes LTER: Daily Water Temperature - Lake Mendota
North Temperate Lakes LTER: Hourly Water Temperature - Lake Mendota
North Temperate Lakes LTER: High Resolution Water Temperature - Lake Mendota - 2006
North Temperate Lakes LTER: High Resolution Water Temperature - Lake Mendota - 2007
North Temperate Lakes LTER: High Resolution Water Temperature - Lake Mendota - 2008
North Temperate Lakes LTER: High Resolution Water Temperature - Lake Mendota - 2009
North Temperate Lakes LTER: High Resolution Water Temperature - Lake Mendota - 2010
North Temperate Lakes LTER: High Resolution Water Temperature - Lake Mendota - 2011
North Temperate Lakes LTER: High Resolution Water Temperature - Lake Mendota - 2012
North Temperate Lakes LTER: High Resolution Water Temperature - Lake Mendota - 2013
North Temperate Lakes LTER: High Resolution Water Temperature - Lake Mendota - 2014
North Temperate Lakes LTER: High Resolution Water Temperature - Lake Mendota - 2015
North Temperate Lakes LTER: High Resolution Water Temperature - Lake Mendota - 2016
North Temperate Lakes LTER: High Resolution Water Temperature - Lake Mendota - 2017
North Temperate Lakes LTER: High Resolution Water Temperature - Lake Mendota - 2018
North Temperate Lakes LTER: High Resolution Water Temperature - Lake Mendota - 2019
North Temperate Lakes LTER: High Resolution Water Temperature - Lake Mendota - 2020
List of sensors used on the Lake Mendota buoy since 2006