US Long-Term Ecological Research Network
North Temperate Lakes LTER: Physical Limnology of Primary Study Lakes 1981 - current

Abstract

Parameters characterizing the physical limnology of the eleven primary lakes (Allequash, Big Muskellunge, Crystal, Sparkling, Trout, bog lakes 27-02 [Crystal Bog] and 12-15 [Trout Bog], Mendota, Monona, Wingra and Fish) are measured at one station in the deepest part of each lake at 0.25-m to 1-m depth intervals depending on the lake. Measured parameters in the data set include water temperature, vertical penetration of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR; not measured on lakes Mendota, Monona, Wingra, and Fish), dissolved oxygen, as well as the derived parameter percent oxygen saturation. Sampling Frequency: fortnightly during ice-free season - every 6 weeks during ice-covered season for the northern lakes. The southern lakes are similar except that sampling occurs monthly during the fall and typically only once during the winter (depending on ice conditions). Number of sites: 11
Dataset ID
29

Data Citation Suggestion

Magnuson, J.J., S.R. Carpenter, and E.H. Stanley. 2021. North Temperate Lakes LTER: Physical Limnology of Primary Study Lakes 1981 - current ver 29. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/316203040ea1b8ece89673985ab431b7. Accessed 2021-10-24.

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Physical Limnology of the North Temperate Lakes Primary Study Lakes